Engleza de joi/ Lurk

“You must write every single day of your life… You must lurk in libraries and climb the stacks like ladders to sniff books like perfumes and wear books like hats upon your crazy heads… may you be in love every day for the next 20,000 days. And out of that love, remake a world.” –Ray Bradbury

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Edgar Allan Poe: The Master of Mystery and the Macabre

You would be hard pressed to find anyone, especially among our fellow lovers of horror stories and tales of terror, who doesn’t know who Edgar Allan Poe was. Best known for his poetry and short stories, Poe was also highly regarded as the leading author of Romanticism in American literature and he was one of … Continue reading Edgar Allan Poe: The Master of Mystery and the Macabre

Overcoming the Fear of Judgement as a Writer

I write a couple of sentences and then delete them just as fast. They were horrible. No one will ever want to read this garbage. Why do I even bother trying to write? Maybe I’m not meant to be a writer, I have no talent. If any of this sounds familiar to you, you aren’t alone. Every author that ever put pen to paper (or finger to key) has suffered writer’s block at one point or another.

How to Write a Great Beginning for Your Story

    Writing a great beginning for your story is crucial, especially for fiction writers. If the first chapter of your book doesn’t grab the attention of your readers, they will most likely not read any further.   Equally important, agents and editors often decide whether or not to take a chance on a book … Continue reading How to Write a Great Beginning for Your Story

How to Become a Better Writer

It’s more important to be the best you can at whatever you do, especially writing. Anyone can write a book. If you have a good story, a good imagination and are great at editing, you are well on your way to being a great writer. I also don’t mean to imply that with these three abilities alone you will be a great writer.