Tag Archives: Writing

Writing Journals: An Author’s Guide

Tweet Using a Writing Journal   When I heard that John Steinbeck kept a writer’s journal I thought I’d better give it a whirl. It’s turned out to be one of the most useful tools in my arsenal. It helps me stay focused on whatever project I’m working on, experiment with different passages, brainstorm ideas, […]

Writing to Music, by Alina Sayre

Tweet Welcome fantasy author, Alina Sayre, who’s just released The Illuminator Rising, Book 3 of The Voyages of the Legend. Alina stops by today with a guest post on writing to music, a topic dear to my heart! More about Alina, The Illuminator Rising, and a chance to win the book below. But first . […]

Writing is Not Writing

Tweet One of my favorite parts of writing is not writing. The best ideas come when I’m out in the world, absorbing life. Walking must stimulate the neural network in my brain related to creativity. If I’m stuck, all I have to do is walk. Something is bound to come, especially if I’m out in […]

“Teleportation in the rain” – Why I write for Teenagers

Tweet   “Teleportation in the rain” – Why I write for Teenagers. A Guest Post By Tim Flanagan Writing for teenagers is refreshing! It provides me, as a writer, a lot more freedom to write ideas and possibilities than I could ever get away with in an adult book. Teenagers are much more likely to […]

Suspense Thrillers and the M-16 Agenda

Tweet Suspense novelist James P. Wilcox joins us today to discuss thrillers, characters, villains, and his novel, The M-16 Agenda.   Silverberry: What are the elements of a great suspense thriller?   Wilcox: For me, the great suspense thriller has to have great characters. The characters have to be believable and we have to have […]

Making Money as an Author

Tweet I met author Oli Hille in a Facebook group dedicated to helping authors succeed in publishing their work. In that group, Oli has been a tireless support to the many writers striving to live their dream. I’ve read and enjoyed several of Oli’s books, so when he offered to do a guest post about […]

What Readers Want!

Tweet What’s the secret ingredient to grabbing a reader’s attention, to holding and keeping them? I wrote a guest post on WG2E, The Writer’s Guide to E-Publishing. See the link below to see what I think the secret ingredient is! WG2E is an awesome site. Their mission is ————————> To be every writer’s destination – […]

Interview of Thrilling New Author

Interview of author, Jeffrey Preston, whose novel, “The Chain,” won the gold medal for Fiction-Thriller in the 2010 Readers Favorite Awards. Join me as we discuss his writing process and road to publishing.

The Art of the Query

How to write a query letter that will grab an agent’s or editor’s attention.

Interview of Author Donna McDine

Interview of Donna McDine, author of The Golden Pathway. Donna, an award-winning children’s author, discusses writing craft, getting published, successful social networking, and more!