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How To Deal With Rejection by Lucy V Hay aka @Bang2write
Published on Friday, June 20, 2014 by [caption id="attachment_6434" align="alignleft" width="300"] ©chriscandy / http://www.sxc.hu[/caption] Any writer who believes s/he can go from “aspiring to published” writer without experiencing the bitter sting of rejection is in for a shock. Whether you want to be published the traditional way or go the indie route, rejection is part of the journey, whether...
Poetry and Craft by Timothy Victor Richardson
Published on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 by [caption id="attachment_5976" align="alignright" width="270"] Ink Bottle ©Saint-Ange/http://www.freeimages.com[/caption] Poetry, at its best, goes beyond anything we can put a finger on to something we can only say has an emotional force we can’t forget. That is why I believe it is a sacred art form and why it has lasted for so many centuries. As with all the ar...
Sarah Madison Talks Romance
Published on Thursday, December 19, 2013 by Sarah Madison talks publishing and romance as part of The Boys of Summer book tour. [View the story "Sarah Madison Talks Romance " on Storify] About Sarah Madison Like most writers, Sarah Madison was a story-teller as a child. She couldn’t help herself! She carried a grubby spiral notebook with her everywhere she went, filling it with stories abou...
Are you Suffering from Writer’s Block?  by Toni Seger
Published on Saturday, November 23, 2013 by There’s nothing that frightens writers more than writer’s block, that massive impenetrable barrier that can crash down between you and the page and make your writing life untenable. The distinguished poet, Friedrich Schiller, sniffed rotting apples to overcome writer’s block. In the 18th century, it was thought this awful aroma stimulated creativity, but the ...
Ciar Cullen Talks Writing
Published on Thursday, September 26, 2013 by Paranormal romance author Ciar Cullen shares her publishing & marketing tips as part of her Lillian Holmes & the Leaping Man book tour. [View the story "Ciar Cullen Talks Writing" on Storify] About Ciar Cullen Ciar (KEE-er) Cullen hails from Baltimore, Maryland. She started her academic life as a theater major, but when she learned she couldn’...
Best-selling Author Susan Mac Nicol Shares Her Writing & Marketing Secrets
Published on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 by Best-selling author Susan Mac Nicol shares her publishing & marketing tips as part of her Stripped Bare Virtual Book Tour. [View the story "Susan Mac Nicol Shares Her Writing & Publishing Secrets" on Storify] About Susan Mac Nicol Susan Mac Nicol was born in Leeds, UK, and left for South Africa when she was eight. She returned to the UK thirty years late...
(Writer’s) Relief For All Your Submission Aches And Pains
Published on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 by by Writer’s Relief [caption id="attachment_3017" align="alignright" width="280"] Picture Credit: Colin Adamson[/caption] Suffering from submission fatigue? Writer’s Relief is happy to be here on Virtual Writers today to tell you a little bit about how our system helps creative writers make better, more professional, more efficient submissions to literar...
Some of the Most Habit-Forming Things are Good for You! by Ginger Jorgental
Published on Monday, March 18, 2013 by [caption id="attachment_1542" align="alignleft" width="271"] The Daily Dash[/caption] Virtual Writers holds a Daily Dash writing exercise that will benefit both students and writers by expanding their knowledge of the English language. According to Sue Dymoke (2003), part of the instructional process of creative writing is to attempt the usage of new words. Other ...
Coping With Writer’s Block by Sabrina Devonshire
Published on Friday, February 15, 2013 by Most authors fear writer’s block. Just when words are flowing like a quick-moving stream, a smile’s on your face and you’re certain you must be one of the most inspired and talented writers on the planet, you run smack into that “writer’s block” wall. It’s a big “ouch” every time it happens. If you’ve never experienced this inspiration crash, I can...
The Way I Write by Christoph Fischer
Published on Saturday, February 2, 2013 by I write novels almost exclusively and am always working on one; the idea for which usually sits with me for a long time while I try to find reasons why this story will never work. At this stage I am usually editing an old novel or still writing a different one so I am under no pressure at all to find a good new idea. Over time I find myself easing into an idea, making...
Guest Column: Rayne Hall on WRITING FAST-PACED ACTION SCENES
Published on Saturday, August 18, 2012 by In scenes with fast action - such as chases and fights -  your writing style needs to reflect the speed. The words you choose, and the way you structure your sentences, can create a fast, exciting pace which takes the reader's breath away. SENTENCES The length of your sentences creates the pace of your scene. In a fight scene, sentences need to be short, espe...
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