Are you thinking about writing a preface for your book or have you been asked to write a foreword? A preface is a brief introduction (link) written by the author, as opposed to a foreword, which is an introduction written by another person that usually comes before the preface.
Bryan, Scribendi.com's Senior Editor and a published writer, discusses how to write a novel in this webinar. Bryan delved into setting, character, conflict, and structure. He also introduced some of the important elements of a novel, such as theme, tone, and dialogue. Finally, he pointed out the importance of genre, audience, and literary conventions.
Scribendi.com's editors explain what a short story is and offer helpful tips about how to write a short story.
We have already discussed how to write a query letter, and provided tips on what you should include in one and how you should format it. Now, we have provided a query letter sample to help make the letter writing process easier.
As discussed in our article explaining how to write a book review, book reviews are very different from book reports. In order to illustrate what a book review is, we have provided a book review example for your reference.
Do you find yourself writing sentences that are far too long? Have you ever re-read a sentence and struggled to finish it in one breath? If so, you may be suffering from something called prolixity, or in laymen’s terms, wordiness. Our editors suggest several ways to help you avoid wordiness and increase quality.
What are the tax issues surrounding income earned from writing and what are some helpful tax tips? The answer, of course, is: It depends (on how much you make, where you live, etc.). This article contains a few tax tips to start you thinking about tax issues.
You’ve got a great story idea, and you just know it will be perfect for the big screen. But now what? Perhaps this is your first attempt at script writing, or perhaps you already have a screenplay or two under your belt—either way, we have a few tips that can help make script writing a little easier.
Script Frenzy is an event, an organization, a community, and most of all, a personal goal. If you’ve ever wanted to see your story on the stage, TV, silver screen, or even in the pages of a graphic novel or comic, now’s the time. Join the frenzy!
So, you’ve finished writing your book and can’t figure out where to put that extra bit of necessary information? This article will explain the prologue and help you determine whether you should use one.