Want to improve your writing? Learn another language! I know. You might be saying, "But...writing in English is hard enough. Why would I waste my time with any other language?" It's simple, really. Writing, as with any intense activity, is best performed after a good warm up. Your brain is about to
NaNoWriMo is Coming! NaNoWriMo is an event that keeps getting larger and more popular each and every year. And it's no wonder. There's something romantic and wonderful about writing a novel. Most of the times I've told people that I've written novels, the conversation inevitably turns toward how they have an
Mike Donald is a UK-based novelist and screenwriter. His current novel, Louisiana Blood, started out as a multiple award-winning screenplay that earned him some great attention in the Hollywood scene. Mike adapted the screenplay into a novel, and Louisiana Blood was published late last year. The novel is an incredible and thrilling mystery involving
“Adapting Books to the Screen (and vice versa)” by Liz Kerin “To be honest, I liked the book a lot better.” Adapting books to the screen is always tricky business. When we read, we’re given the freedom to imagine something that fits perfectly into our preferred worldview. Violence is as visceral as we
Writers need positive support. The internet is brimming over with writing advice. Unfortunately, the vast majority of it is negative. Instead of building writers up, the advice tends to send "you can't ever do this if you're a writer" messages. It's disheartening, because we are all writers. We are all storytellers.