The best novel openings aren’t just beautiful sentences — they’re invitations into a world of the author’s creation. Want to offer your readers an invite they can't resist? Here's how to start a novel in 8 simple steps.
Wordsworth once wrote, “Poetry is the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings: it takes its origin from emotion recollected in tranquility.” The role of the poet, then, is to collect those emotions. But as museum aficionados will know, even the finest collections require a curator — and that’s where a poetry editor comes into play. Some ... read more »
Ever wondered how to write a poem? For writers who want to dig deep, composing verse lets you sift the sand of your experience for new glimmers of insight. And if you’re in it for less lofty reasons, shaping a stanza from start to finish can teach you to have fun with language in totally ... read more »
Whether you're a writer, reader, student, or all of the above, it's important to know how literary devices work. For writers, strong device usage can elevate prose from meager to magnificent. For readers, they can provide a greater understanding of the text. And for students, knowing a few literary devices might just be the key ... read more »
These days, plenty of English-language writers find success in foreign language markets. If you’ve ever wanted to bring your work to a global audience, there’s no better time than now. But to make sure your translation soars, you’ll need a book translator who really understands your work.
Images like cartoons can work wonders on your book, as long as they’re developed the right way. Here's how custom-crafted, eye-catching images can complement your writing — and how to find the perfect cartoonist for hire to draw them.
As the calendar flips to November, writers all over the world will start gearing up for National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo — the yearly competition in which authors attempt to write a 50,000-word manuscript in the space of a month. Make no mistake, whether this is your first “NaNo” or your fifteenth, the task ... read more »
Ah, fall. Cozy sweaters, pumpkin spice lattes, and… writing marathons? While a burst of creative frenzy might not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of the season, for many people that’s exactly what it signals. Every November, writers all over the world sign up for NaNoWriMo and begin planning the ... read more »