The Business of Being a Writer by Jane Friedman

It is difficult to do this book justice in a short review. It is indeed a remarkable and comprehensive aid, especially for those new to the writing world. Note ‘writing world’ rather than authoring because this covers far more than just authoring books though it does of course also deal with that. To clarify it … More The Business of Being a Writer by Jane Friedman

Writing Rules – Do Authors Have to Adhere to Them?

Reference to ‘Writing Rules’ regularly appears in author and writer related discussions, posts and articles. Nevertheless, the so called ‘rules’ are not usually listed, leaving readers with no option but to surmise what they are. It is in fact not easy to find such a list, however, a search of the internet, and through multiple … More Writing Rules – Do Authors Have to Adhere to Them?

T. R. Interview

In a recent interview Pamela King asked author T. R. Robinson some probing questions which solicited responses that may well help and interest both independent (indie) authors and readers alike: Indie authors to help understand what motivates, challenges, hinders and helps the author in their authoring journeys. Readers to comprehend how a book comes into … More T. R. Interview

Writing Reviews

Though this discussion will concentrate upon the writing of book reviews, many of the principles will apply equally to the writing of reviews for other products. Who reviews are for and what readers would like to gain from them has been previously discussed in Reviews – What Wanted? This discussion is intended to enlarge upon the … More Writing Reviews

Writer’s Block

‘The condition of being unable to create a piece of written work because something in your mind prevents you from doing it.’ (Cambridge Dictionary) ‘The condition of being unable to think of what to write or how to proceed with writing.’ (Oxford Dictionary) ‘A usually temporary condition in which a writer finds it impossible to … More Writer’s Block