Maybe you've flipped through the first few pages of a book and wondered what all that information is about, or maybe you've always just skipped those pages. All the material that appears at the front of a book before the actual content is called front matter, and it actually contains some very important information! To learn more about front matter, please listen to our podcast.
Scribendi.com's editors explain what a short story is and offer helpful tips about how to write a short story.
When you are writing a short story it can be difficult to keep your word count down. There isn't a lot of space to develop your plot and characters. This podcast will outline some of the rules of writing a short story.
As a freelance writer, the first decision you need to make when you are filing your taxes is to determine whether you write for business purposes or just as a hobby. This podcast makes the distinction between the two and provides some helpful tips for writers to follow when they are filing their taxes.
The task of writing a 50,000 word novel in one month may seem daunting, but that is the goal of National Novel Writing Month. This podcast will give you some useful tips to help you finish the last 5,000 words of your novel.
You can't start writing your NaNoWriMo novel until November 1st, but that doesn't mean you can't prepare beforehand. The week before NaNoWriMo, authors should be setting their schedules, stocking up on snacks, and finishing any last minute chores. This podcast is a guide to successfully getting through NaNoWriMo.
It is important to keep plot structure in mind when writing a book series. Each book must have its own plot while also following an overlying plot covering the series. Being able to tie these plots together is crucial because if done unclearly, readers may get confused. This podcast will explain how to manage plot structure in a book series.
Creating believable characters can be difficult for all writers. Writers have to put the characters together piece by piece until their masterpiece in complete. This podcast will provide advice to help you create believable characters.
The plot of a novel is a complication and its resolution. The author is free to structure this complication and resolution however they wish. This podcast will guide you through fleshing out your plot.
Blogs are becoming one of the most popular forms of media. With their easy access and user-friendly nature, anyone can now publish a blog. The informal nature of blogs leads to many errors being published. This can detract from the author's credibility. This podcast provides some tips for bloggers to help optimize his or her blog posts.