Every author has her own approach to developing plot and character and all the nuances that go with it. Join award-winning mystery writer Lois Winston as she discusses her approach to crafting dialogue in her novels, including a great tips that can help you as you develop your own novel. She also clarifies the two key purposes of dialogue. Don't miss this great interview.
Writing a memoir requires putting your life on display for the whole world to read. In Madeline Sharples' memoir "Leaving the Hall Light On," the author details the painful story of her son's death. What started as daily journal entries and poems to deal with her son's bipolar disease, turned into an eighteen-year effort of attending writing workshops and seeking out advice from mentors to complete and publish her powerful memoir about his suicide.
Your book's title is a critical element that should not be taken lightly. Read this article to learn the title's key purposes, when you should develop it, and where it's used other than on the book. This is the first of several articles on book titles.. start here and read them all!