It’s fair to ask, “What does engineering a novel mean?”
To paraphrase Webster, to engineer is to create and design large structures or new products or systems by using scientific methods.
But writing a novel is art, not science… isn’t it? Many writers develop their novels in ways anything but scientific.
Which isn’t necessarily the right way to go about it.
Why do you need to grab attention online?
It comes down to a desire all aspiring writers have in common: to get more readers.
Do you dream of having masses of readers who can’t get enough you?
You can make it happen, but you need to get your name out there.
If you’re hidden in the shadows, nobody will find you and nobody will read what you write.
You know you want to write. It’s compulsive.
You find yourself scribbling stories all the time.
Your friends say good things about your work.
So why aren’t you a more successful author?
Don’t feel ashamed to ask yourself that question.
Every writer asks it, even if their books glitter at Amazon.
What you’re best at…sits at the core of your passion.
-Mary Karr, Liar’s Club and Art of the Memoir
Is this the year you’re finally going to write your self-help book or memoir?
Your business book?
Your how-to classic?
Is there a way to know if it’s the right time—or the right year—to start a writing project?
It’s time for some writing practice. Whether you write fiction or non-fiction, you need to exercise your creativity.
What is the story behind this image?
Can you come up with a mini-story of not more than 350 words?
Here’s how it works:
Now for the ground rules:
Do you have dreams of writing a book?
Or of starting a journal, writing a memoir, creating a report, writing guest posts, writing a blog, or any other activity that involves writing?
Make your dreams come true in 2016 and achieve your writing goals!
Just imagine how proud you’ll be to view your finished project!
Introducing the Great Writing Challenge 2016
Join the challenge to make your writing dreams come true!
If you’ve worked with an editor, you’ll know how difficult it can be to deal with criticism.
Working hard on an article only to get it back covered in red ink or with a request for a major rewrite isn’t a pleasant experience.
But here’s the thing:
It happens to every writer, and it’s part of the job.
The key to success or failure is in the pitch.
It took me a while to realize that I’m really good at writing a pitch. I only got the message when blogger friends kept on responding with, “You landed a guest post THERE?!” or, “You’re in touch with HIM?!”