What James Patterson Told Me About Writing

"Would you like to have lunch with James Patterson?" I would. So would many of you, I guess. I've been a James Patterson fan for quite some time. So when I had the opportunity to have lunch with the world’s bestselling author in Sydney, Australia in May this year, I immediately finalized my travel plans. The lunch was organized by Dymocks Bookstore as part of their Literary Events...

How to Write a Bio That Will Turbocharge Your Guest Posts

Your guest post is about to go live. You know it’s packed with value, and the host blogger absolutely loves it. Seems like your hard work has finally paid off. There's only one thing left to do. It’s a small thing, but to you, it’s the most important one: You need to craft a persuasive bio that people read and click on. A bio that will drive swarms of readers to your homepa...

How To Write A Book: 20 Tips from World-Class Authors

Do you dream of writing a book? Maybe you have a great idea but just can't get started. Or maybe you've started, but now you're stuck. Whether your book is still just an idea, or whether you're already writing it, we found some beautiful quotes to inspire you and show you how to write a book. Check out these 20 quotes from authors who overcame barriers, and finally finished writing a bo...

How To Write With Confidence: 10 Superb Articles

Do you want to write with confidence? Of course you do! Even the most successful writer feels self-doubt at one time or another. A bad review, a rejection, a hurtful comment—all these have the power to shake your confidence. Sometimes, we find ourselves on shaky ground even without any 'help' from the outside. When the words don't come together, it can be a challenge to write anyt...

Writing Fiction: 10 Ways To Keep Readers Hooked

How can you entice your reader to turn the page? By writing a good story, of course! The drama within the tale—plus the implied question ‘how will it all turn out?’—should be motivation enough. But it isn't. Even great stories must be structured to sustain that drama. ‘Scene hangers’ are one way to do it. They’re lines set at the end of a scene or chapter that tempt th...

Creative Writing Prompt: This Picture is Worth 350 Words

What is the story behind this image? Can you come up with a mini-story of not more than 350 words? In case you're not familiar with our Creative Writing Prompt Challenge, here's how it works: We set the scene You make it your own, and Share your creation in the comments section of this post  Now for the ground rules: Your story must be 350 words or less. Your work mu...

Are You a Procrastinator? Check Out Which Type You Are

Be honest, are you a procrastinator? I think a lot of writers suffer from procrastination. You too? Maybe you've promised to write something—but only start a day before the deadline. Or maybe you've been planning forever to write a book—but have just got started. Okay, I admit that I sometimes procrastinate. Especially with any task connected to taxes… Can we overcome proc...

How to Craft the Best Headline for Your Post

Don't you want the best headline for your post? You write a great post. Obviously, you want it to go viral. Then you give your post a headline and watch it drift into the internet nether world. Headlines are critical if you want your masterpiece to be read. With RSS and Google search, many readers just glance at headlines, scanning to see which few to click on. Must-read pos...

The Winners of The Freeditorial Contest

It's finally time to reveal the winners of the Freeditorial Contest. Warmest congratulations to them! Read on to know more about them, their work, and how they won the Freeditorial contest. Heather Rolland won the First Prize for her story Queen of the Catskills. She is a writer, lover of Belgian Malinois dogs whom she rescues, mom and Catskill hiker extraordinaire. She has also co-dire...

How To Capture The Hearts And Minds Of Your Readers

Do you want to capture the hearts and minds of your readers? When you plan a piece, you often have concerns such as: Am I providing enough useful content to readers? Do I have the facts and data to back up my argument? Does my writing make sense and flow logically? While these are important questions, one vital ingredient is missing. A connection. Your readers want to know tha...