First of all, don’t misunderstand me. I’m not against ebooks. I love them. My brother got me an iPad for Christmas a couple years ago and I’ve really enjoyed filling by ebookshelves ever since. It’s that immediate gratification. See a book you want, and you can purchase it and start reading it right now. What’s … Continue reading Why Print Books are Much Healthier for Reading Before Bed
Victoria Strauss is the author of nine novels for adults and young adults, including the Way of Arata fantasy series (The Burning Land and The Awakened City) and a pair of historical novels for teens, Passion Blue and Color Song. Her articles on writing have appeared in Writer’s Digest, among others. An active member of … Continue reading Featured Writer on Wellness: Victoria Strauss
Sarah Benson lives in a log cabin in the beautiful mountains near Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. She is a total Jane Austen and Charlotte Bronte fangirl. She likes Batman (Christian Bale, not George Clooney), Mad Libs, & Thai food. She used to collect Bazooka Joe gum wrappers as a kid. She is a huge fan of … Continue reading Featured Writer on Wellness: Sarah Benson
Ask most writers what they really want, what they dream about, and you’ll probably get some variation of the SWD—Standard Writer’s Dream. It usually includes a book on the bestseller’s list, an interview with a talk show host, a whirlwind signing tour, and enough money to be able to write the next book without having … Continue reading If You’re an Unhappy Writer, Should You Quit?
Born and raised in Homer, Alaska, Melissa Hudson moved to Washington State to attend the Northwest College of Arts. She received her BFA in three years, majoring in both Fine Art and Multimedia, and has gone on to produce illustrations for a series of card games, comic book anthologies, magazine ads and t-shirts. Her first … Continue reading Featured Writer on Wellness: Melissa Hudson
Writers hear a lot about their weaknesses. Critiques are a way of life for us. We’re always asking people what’s wrong with our work. We feel like we have to hear criticism in order to improve. This may be true to some extent, but the longer I live the more I think that frequently seeking … Continue reading Why Writing Critiques May Not Work For You