Book Deadlines—Do or Die

Book Deadlines—Do or Die

Deadlines are good. They help writers focus on completing book-writing tasks. Sometimes deadlines aren’t so good. Writers may carefully plan how they’re going to meet deadlines, padding their schedules for unexpected events. Then they discover the padding wasn’t...
Use Places You’ve Lived to Enhance Your Story

Use Places You’ve Lived to Enhance Your Story

You don’t need to use the actual place, but you could use the memories: • something you saw (good or bad) • a specific feeling you had (exhilaration, fear, sadness) • a general feeling you had (ominous, out of place, homey) • a person you met (friend, enemy,...