Had a Crazy New Year’s Eve Experience? Write a Book About It

For New Year’s Eve, you may have planned on having an awesome night by simply drinking and dancing the night way at the hottest club or heading out of town to bring in the new year with some friends and family. But what actually happened may have turned out to be surprisingly odd, crazy, and downright epic, and now there’s no escaping from it. Don’t secretly keep those unforgettable moments in your mind ― transform them into a possible page-turning, best-selling book.
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Don’t Let Any Relative Critique Your New Book — And Here’s Why

You may have worked so hard to complete your story that you are super eager to share it with someone. And with Christmas right around the corner and your family and friends coming into town, you may be thinking how you can ask your fashionable cousin, tell-it-like-it-is grandma, or rambunctious nieces and nephews to get first dibs on reviewing your story. But here’s a little bit of advice: DON’T! And here’s why.

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Human Characters vs. Animal Characters: Which One Impacts Readers Best?

Whether you’re a parent looking for fun, engaging picture books for your children, or an author seeking new ideas for your next bestseller, you will come across two different types of books that everyone is pretty much familiar with: books with human characters and books with animal characters. Yet, which one has the better impact on readers?  Continue reading

Why You Don’t Need an MFA in Creative Writing to be a Successful Writer

 

Earning an MFA in Creative Writing is a great accomplishment. It could definitely help you advance in your writing career. You learn skills you may not have known before. You interact with other aspiring writers who share the same ideas, passions, and struggles. You realize how you can change your story for the better. Overall, learning and development will always be part of a writer’s journey, and an MFA in Creative Writing can get you on that path. Yet, that path is not the only surefire way of becoming a successful writer ―and here’s why.  Continue reading