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Anne the Writer · 1Y ago

Author Interview: Jack Scott, Turkey Street and Perking the Pansies

Jack Scott, author and publisher, Springtime BooksThis week I'm so thrilled to welcome Jack Scott to Writing...Just Because to share his author journey and a few words of advice. Jack is the...
Anne the Writer · 1Y ago

The Art of Building Tension

At the heart of every story is tension.Building conflict, internal and external and keeping what your protagonist desires just out of reach, is the key to establishing the rising tension tha...
Anne the Writer · 1Y ago

Writing that Sizzling Opening

“If you don’t know where to begin your story, try introducing readers to the protagonist’s unmet desire, vividly show them the location, and give them something to worry about.” Steven James...
Anne the Writer · 1Y ago

7 Steps to Outlining Your Novel

“First, find out what your hero wants, then just follow him!” Ray BradburyOver the past five years, which is actually when I started writing fiction, I have grappled with the question of whe...
Anne the Writer · 1Y ago

And the Winner is… Awards Programs for Fiction Writers

Getting recognition for your writing in the form of an award is not only a boost in confidence but it’s also a great marketing and PR opportunity. Having an industry stamp of approval from a...