Resources: Authors

Pre-writing Podcast: Having Trouble Putting Words on the Page?
Pre-writing Podcast: Having Trouble Putting Words on the Page?

Authors have their own writing habits, and sometimes they can be slightly odd-they may have to write first thing in the morning, only late at night, or never on Tuesdays! When asked, every author will offer different advice about how to begin the pre-writing process. What is pre-writing, you ask? We explain the pre-writing process in this podcast.

Tips to Writing a Prologue
Tips to Writing a Prologue

Not all novels have a prologue, and for good reason. A prologue can be a helpful tool when writing your novel, but it can also be harmful when used incorrectly. This podcast will help explain the prologue and whether you should use one.

Tax Tips for Writers
Tax Tips for Writers

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.

Mastering the Art of Script Writing
Mastering the Art of Script Writing

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: What Is It and How Do I Participate?
Script Frenzy: What Is It and How Do I Participate?

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!

How to Write a Prologue
How to Write a Prologue

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.

How to Write a Synopsis
How to Write a Synopsis

When assembling a query package, the synopsis is the lynchpin. However, the task of writing one can be quite overwhelming. Our editors ease this process by outlining how to write a synopsis.

NaNoWriMo: Now What?
NaNoWriMo: Now What?

You need to wait long enough so you are able to critically approach your NaNoWriMo novel and make the tough decisions that are required to perform effective manuscript editing. Some writers don't like the process of revision, but successful writers know the first draft is really just about telling a story; the second draft is about writing a novel.

NaNoWriMo: Tips on Writing a book
NaNoWriMo: Tips on Writing a book

While it may be true that a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step, it is also true that the most difficult step of the journey is the final one. Participating in NaNoWriMo is a marathon of writing, and finishing depends solely on you. That being said, Scribendi.com wants to suggest some techniques that will help you cross the finish line.

The Top 10 Ways to Beat Writer’s Block
The Top 10 Ways to Beat Writer’s Block

As the fabled nemesis of authors for centuries, writer’s block is perhaps the most frustrating thing about being an author. That seemingly impenetrable barrier that, for whatever reason, arises in the mind of an author from time to time can be of overwhelming annoyance, but have no fear, the editors at Scribendi.com are here to help.

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