Character Bible

It is vital that authors get to know their characters, especially the main characters. I’ve compiled a list of questions that will help authors create complete personalities and histories for their characters. These are frequently referred to as character bibles...

Writing lessons

by Robb Grindstaff What I’ve learned about writing would fill a book. But a guest post on Michelle’s blog will have to do for now. First, a quick recap of my fiction journey thus far. My second grade teacher asked all her students what they wanted to be when we grew...

Checking for Commas: A Day in the Life of an Editor

Checking for Commas, by Jennifer Adams Grillone When people find out I’m a book editor for a living, I can’t tell you how many of them say, “Oh, so you read through stuff and check for commas?” or some version of that. As important as a correctly placed comma may be,...

I Will Not Join Your Facebook Page

I will not join your Facebook page. I will not read your messages. I will not be your biggest fan. I will not like it more than spam. I will not join your Facebook page. I will not join at any stage. Do not invite repeatedly. Do not send them heatedly. Do not get mad...

Holistic writing

I’ve been sick—really sick—these past two weeks. I’ll spare you the details, but let’s just say I’ve been to three doctors within that time period. Each of them had the same thing to say. “Tests came back normal. It’s probably just...