In our article archive are articles that have appeared on WritersReign in the past. They can be downloaded in PDF format by clicking on the title… Competitive Writing - Route One by Bruce Harris Creative writing courses proliferate, publishers and agents still complain of ‘slush pile' inundation, and magazines aimed at aspiring writers fill up with self-publishing and critique-providing advertisements. (12/9) It's Not What to Write, But How To Write That Matters Most by Chris L. Smith When new authors decide to write the book that's been rattling around in their mind for a long time, they usually just start writing... filling up pages instead of taking their time researching and organizing their topic. (3/10) 5 Common Self Publishing Mistakes That Stamp Unprofessional on Your Book and How to Correct Them by Earma Brown Have you joined the ranks of aspiring authors ready to take the next step to self publishing in the digital age of publishing? If so, congratulations! But wait, before you rush off to press, there are some things you should do to prepare your book for successful self-publishing. (5/10) Four Places to Find a Great Story by Joan Verlezza You've decided to write your first novel. Congratulations! It's a journey of some distance and you've taken the first step. What's next? (7/10) Understanding the character's goals and motivations by Johnny Ray While it is often easy to give a physical description to most characters in a novel, this often requires a second look. Johnny RayGood authors will often use this as a way of telling the reader so much more. (8/10) Spreading The Word by Paul Williams I have been freelancing for a couple of years now and I still get a tingle down my spine each time I see an article of mine in print. (10/10) Mad Hatter: The Many Roles of Today's Writers by Lauren Grimley When I decided almost two years ago that I wanted to really take a shot at being a writer, I knew the reality of what I was getting into. Or I thought I knew. (12/10) Creating Real Drama Through "the Premise" by Phil Cosmo All dramatic stories have one premise. In fiction, the premise is the conclusion of a fictive argument. That argument is posed and answered in the story. (2/11) Working as a Freelance Writer: Why You Don't Need to Be Brave to Find Clients by Greg Walker I've learnt a lot about dealing with clients in the three years since I became a full-time freelance writer. But the truth is, I've never really been one for cold calling for new job leads, discussing projects over the phone or having meetings with clients. (4/11) How to Make Money Writing for the Internet by Christine Muir Writing for the Internet can provide a good source of income if it is approached in the same professional manner as other writing projects.The Internet is made up of millions of pages and someone has to write them. Why not you? (5/11) Eight Best Creative Writing Exercises by Amy Dyslex Creative writing is all about imagination. Imagination begets inspiration, which itself is the child of emotional feelings. And the irony of twenty-first century is that we are too busy to feel. (7/11) How to Create a Novel That Your Readers Won't Want to Put Down by Sheila C Skillman There are five essential things you as an author must do if you want to create a novel that your reader won't want to put down: 1) create empathy with the main character and their quest; 2) captivate the reader with your tone of voice 3) engage the reader's... (9/11) Writing The Modern Mystery - by: Billie A Williams From private eye, police procedural, professional Amateur, John and Jane Q Public, Heists, Capers, Kidnapping, Romantic Suspense the genres and sub-genres are endless when it comes to what constitutes a mystery. Correction, a Modern Mystery. (1/12) The Keys to Novel Writing Success - by Harvey Chapman Most people, it seems, dream of trying their hand at novel writing. And for most people, unfortunately, that is as far as it goes. Why is that? (2/12) How To Write Non-Fiction That Sells - by Louise Dop Nothing turns a reader off more quickly than a list of dry facts and figures. Good fiction writers always show rather than tell but it's worth remembering that the technique can work for non-fiction too. Follow this advice and your articles will make compulsive reading. (4/12) First Aid for Resuscitating a Dead Plot by Stephen Wertzbaugher Plot is critical to the success of commercial fiction. But if your plot flat lines, your story will die a cruel and agonizing death. Fortunately there are three techniques that you can use to shock a dead plot back to life; these are characterization, suspense, and conflict. Consistently using these three techniques will breathe life back into any dead or dying plot. (6/12) Bring It To A Point - A Closure Technique by Tom Ajava Some people have a problem with starting a story. I don’t. I have a problem with finishing them. I know where I want to go, but getting there can be a problem. (8/12) How to Breathe Life into Your Characters by Gail Pruszkowski A clever plot will draw readers to your book but if they don't care about your characters you will soon lose them. The most exciting stories, the ones you remember long after the book is closed are those… (11/12) Will Print On Demand Help Me Get an Agent? by Scribblepad. Have you contemplated taking your writing to 'print on demand' or 'POD' status? If so, you aren’t alone. Many entrepreneurial writers who have had difficulty finding a literary agent (or who have been hesitant or unwilling to send out dozens of queries)… (12/12) Capturing Ideas by Karen Rigley Non-writers often ask, "Where do you get your ideas?" The answer is everywhere. A word or phrase can fire a writer's imagination. Overhearing a conversation in a café, or the way a person… (1/13) Writing For Children and Teens - Should You Outline Your Story Before Writing? by Maurene Janiece Writing For Children and Teens. Part of the writing process is experimenting. Writers differ on their opinions about outlining--some love it, some hate it, and some are mixed. (4/13) Six Simple Steps to Sensible Editing by Mervyn Love O.K., so you've finished your story or article, you've breathed a sigh of relief and are just about to reach for the envelope and stamps when the Good Writers' Fairy raps you smartly on the head and whispers... (6/13) Warming Up: Ten Exercises for Fiction Writers by Dr. Erika Dreifus Here are 10 useful warming-up exercises to get you in the mood for that next article, chapter or short story. (05/14) A Strange Writing Lesson by D-L Nelson shows how to sharpen your story writing by learning lessons from you DVD collection. (07/14) Page 2 This Way >>>
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In our article archive are articles that have appeared on WritersReign in the past. They can be downloaded in PDF format by clicking on the title… Competitive Writing - Route One by Bruce Harris Creative writing courses proliferate, publishers and agents still complain of ‘slush pile' inundation, and magazines aimed at aspiring writers fill up with self- publishing and critique-providing advertisements. (12/9) It's Not What to Write, But How To Write That Matters Most by Chris L. Smith When new authors decide to write the book that's been rattling around in their mind for a long time, they usually just start writing... filling up pages instead of taking their time researching and organizing their topic. (3/10) 5 Common Self Publishing Mistakes That Stamp Unprofessional on Your Book and How to Correct Them by Earma Brown Have you joined the ranks of aspiring authors ready to take the next step to self publishing in the digital age of publishing? If so, congratulations! But wait, before you rush off to press, there are some things you should do to prepare your book for successful self-publishing. (5/10) Four Places to Find a Great Story by Joan Verlezza You've decided to write your first novel. Congratulations! It's a journey of some distance and you've taken the first step. What's next? (7/10) Understanding the character's goals and motivations by Johnny Ray While it is often easy to give a physical description to most characters in a novel, this often requires a second look. Johnny RayGood authors will often use this as a way of telling the reader so much more. (8/10) Spreading The Word by Paul Williams I have been freelancing for a couple of years now and I still get a tingle down my spine each time I see an article of mine in print. (10/10) Mad Hatter: The Many Roles of Today's Writers  by Lauren Grimley When I decided almost two years ago that I wanted to really take a shot at being a writer, I knew the reality of what I was getting into. Or I thought I knew. (12/10) Creating Real Drama Through "the Premise" by Phil Cosmo All dramatic stories have one premise. In fiction, the premise is the conclusion of a fictive argument. That argument is posed and answered in the story. (2/11) Working as a Freelance Writer: Why You Don't Need to Be Brave to Find Clients by Greg Walker I've learnt a lot about dealing with clients in the three years since I became a full-time freelance writer. But the truth is, I've never really been one for cold calling for new job leads, discussing projects over the phone or having meetings with clients. (4/11) How to Make Money Writing for the Internet by Christine Muir Writing for the Internet can provide a good source of income if it is approached in the same professional manner as other writing projects.The Internet is made up of millions of pages and someone has to write them. Why not you? (5/11) Eight Best Creative Writing Exercises by Amy Dyslex Creative writing is all about imagination. Imagination begets inspiration, which itself is the child of emotional feelings. And the irony of twenty-first century is that we are too busy to feel. (7/11) How to Create a Novel That Your Readers Won't Want to Put Down by Sheila C Skillman There are five essential things you as an author must do if you want to create a novel that your reader won't want to put down: 1) create empathy with the main character and their quest; 2) captivate the reader with your tone of voice 3) engage the reader's... (9/11) Writing The Modern Mystery - by: Billie A Williams From private eye, police procedural, professional Amateur, John and Jane Q Public, Heists, Capers, Kidnapping, Romantic Suspense the genres and sub- genres are endless when it comes to what constitutes a mystery. Correction, a Modern Mystery. (1/12) The Keys to Novel Writing Success - by Harvey Chapman Most people, it seems, dream of trying their hand at novel writing. And for most people, unfortunately, that is as far as it goes. Why is that? (2/12) How To Write Non-Fiction That Sells - by Louise Dop Nothing turns a reader off more quickly than a list of dry facts and figures. Good fiction writers always show rather than tell but it's worth remembering that the technique can work for non-fiction too. Follow this advice and your articles will make compulsive reading. (4/12) First Aid for Resuscitating a Dead Plot by Stephen Wertzbaugher Plot is critical to the success of commercial fiction. But if your plot flat lines, your story will die a cruel and agonizing death. Fortunately there are three techniques that you can use to shock a dead plot back to life; these are characterization, suspense, and conflict. Consistently using these three techniques will breathe life back into any dead or dying plot. (6/12) Bring It To A Point - A Closure Technique by Tom Ajava Some people have a problem with starting a story. I don’t. I have a problem with finishing them. I know where I want to go, but getting there can be a problem. (8/12) How to Breathe Life into Your Characters by Gail Pruszkowski A clever plot will draw readers to your book but if they don't care about your characters you will soon lose them. The most exciting stories, the ones you remember long after the book is closed are those… (11/12) Will Print On Demand Help Me Get an Agent? by Scribblepad. Have you contemplated taking your writing to 'print on demand' or 'POD' status? If so, you aren’t alone. Many entrepreneurial writers who have had difficulty finding a literary agent (or who have been hesitant or unwilling to send out dozens of queries)… (12/12) Capturing Ideas by Karen Rigley Non-writers often ask, "Where do you get your ideas?" The answer is everywhere. A word or phrase can fire a writer's imagination. Overhearing a conversation in a café, or the way a person… (1/13) Writing For Children and Teens - Should You Outline Your Story Before Writing? by Maurene Janiece Writing For Children and Teens. Part of the writing process is experimenting. Writers differ on their opinions about outlining--some love it, some hate it, and some are mixed. (4/13) Six Simple Steps to Sensible Editing by Mervyn Love O.K., so you've finished your story or article, you've breathed a sigh of relief and are just about to reach for the envelope and stamps when the Good Writers' Fairy raps you smartly on the head and whispers... (6/13) Warming Up: Ten Exercises for Fiction Writers  by Dr. Erika Dreifus Here are 10 useful warming-up exercises to get you in the mood for that next article, chapter or short story. (05/14) A Strange Writing Lesson by D-L Nelson shows how to sharpen your story writing by learning lessons from you DVD collection. (07/14) Page 2 This Way >>>
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