August 23, 2019

Perhaps I should have led the literary tone series with this one. But it’s too late now, so let’s clear up what needs to be cleared up… There’s a difference between an author’s tone, a narrator’s tone, and a character’s tone, each of which we’ll define below. These de...

August 22, 2019

As jobs go, the ones that involve article writing or blogging can be downright fun. The act of composing a 500-, 1,000, or 1,500-word piece can be an engaging and stimulating experience. One that’s challenging in the best possible ways. Anyone who’s so lucky no doubt...

August 22, 2019

So we now know that literary tone is important. Very important. It can make or break a manuscript’s prospects or a book’s sales. If someone doesn’t like the literary tone of a novel, they’ll put it down. Therefore, if you want to lessen that risk, you’ve got to play n...

August 21, 2019

Last Wednesday, I tackled a controversial – though very silly – question: Are self-published authors real authors? It was based on a Maryland Writers’ Association Facebook page post, which garnered a lot of interesting responses. And when I posted my own reaction via...

August 20, 2019

On April 12, 2017, ran an article called “6 Tips to Rule the Art of Conversation.” It opened with, “The art of conversation is a necessary skill for almost everything in life,” then led into this: Conversations introduce you to people: important people wh...

August 19, 2019

This is the very last part of our “Oh, the Things You Can Learn From Creative Writing” series. It seems a little odd or off or something otherwise not quite right to only have nine instead of 10 points to this. But it started out as a presentation, and I could only fit...

August 16, 2019

Have you ever heard of the Inklings? As a writer and no doubt reader, it might ring a bell. Or it might not. But back in the 20th century, there existed a group of writers who called themselves “the Inklings.” The group began between C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien, wh...

August 15, 2019

As we’ve mentioned time and time again, it’s a lot easier to get a point across when speaking. A speaker who wants to emphasize words doesn’t need to labor long over how to make them stand out. He probably doesn’t need to labor at all. More than likely, whether he’s...

August 15, 2019

Back in college, there was a class I moved a whole country away in order to avoid. Only for a semester, mind you. And it wasn’t the only factor involved in my decision to study abroad. But I sure wasn’t going to look a gift horse in the mouth when it came to not takin...

August 14, 2019

Recently, I saw a question on Maryland Writers’ Association’s Facebook page asking something that should never have to be asked. Not because it's so horrific, only stupid. It revolved around one of the most ridiculous prejudices in the literary world… Are self-pu...

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