18 Tips for Memoir Authors

Over the last few months, I’ve been writing a series about genres. So far I have: 11 Tips on Writing Thrillers 19 Tips for Children’s Writers 8 Tips for Romance Writers 59 Tips for Fantasy Writers 9 Tips for Mystery Writers 10 Tips for Thriller Writers 32 Tips for Science Fiction Writers Today, let’s talk about memoirs. What is a ‘memoir’. According…

8 Tips for Horror Writers

I don’t get horror stories. Who chooses to be scared stupid? Is that uplifting or do you learn to solve life’s problems better by doing it while your hair’s on fire? I’ll read chick lit over horror any day of the week. But lots of people disagree with me. I went in search of why…

8 Tips for Creative Nonfiction Writers

‘Creative non-fiction’ is defined by Lee Gutkind–founder of Creative Non-fiction Magazine–as “true stories well told.” The words “creative” and “nonfiction” describe the form. The word “creative” refers to the use of literary craft, the techniques fiction writers, playwrights, and poets employ to present nonfiction—factually accurate prose about real people and events—in a compelling, vivid, dramatic…

8 Tips for Historical Fiction Writers

Over the last months, I’ve been writing a series on tips on writing within a genre. So far: 19 Tips for Children’s Writers 59 Tips for Fantasy Writers 18 Tips for Memoir Authors 9 Tips for Mystery Writers 32 Tips for Science Fiction Writers 8 Tips for Romance Writers 10 Tips on Writing Thrillers Today, let’s talk about historic fiction. I am…

3 Great Books by Blogging Authors

My writing PLN (professional Learning Network) pretty much revolves around blogs and the authors who share their insights and advice through the online blogs. When I have a question, I often go there first, before digging through my shelves of self-help writing books. Along the way, I’ve read many of their books. Here, I want…

Another great historic fiction from Luciana Cavallaro

Author Luciana Cavallaro blogs at Eternal Atlantis and writes historic fiction in one of my favorite time periods: Ancient Greece. I’ve read several of her books, including Search for the Golden Serpent and The Curse of Troy (see my review of the second one here). Luciana is a talented author who imbues life into a long-gone but…

A Chat with Ancient Greece Writer, Luciana Cavallaro

I met Luciana Cavallaro at a writer’s conference in San Diego. We sat across from each other at a huge round table during lunch, crowded with ten historical fiction writers, but managed to have a wonderful conversation that ultimately inspired the entire group and became the foundation for a lasting friendship. I found our interest…

Torriano Poetry tonight

Originally posted on Torriano Meeting House:
Sunday 15th July, 7.30pm – Elizabeth Parker and Jill Abram introduced by Pauline Sewards. £5/£4 according to pocket. Elizabeth Parker‘s new collection, In Her Shambles is published by Seren books. Elizabeth was brought up in the Forest of Dean where her parents run a garden centre. She now lives on…