Guest Speaker Dan Wells on Apex Writers
Come listen to Dan Wells talk about writing advice and his career as a New York Times Bestselling Author for his books!
How to make a living as an author. Being prolific is not something I think about, but it is something I can teach.
Apex Writers Presents Joanna Penn
Over at www.apex-writers.com, we have special guests that join us biweekly to share their expertise. Today’s special guest clip comes from Joanna Penn who speaks to us on making money as an author. Joanna Penn helps authors make a living writing through her bestselling books, courses and podcast. She’s an award-winning entrepreneur, international professional speaker […]
Apex Writers Presents Brandon Sanderson
If you read fantasy and sci-fi, chances are you’ve heard of Brandon Sanderson. Now you can hear him on Apex Writers!
How to Win Writing Contests—and Big Publishing Contracts
THE ONE WITH ALL THE LISTS When I was in college, I wrote a story and—on the advice of my professor—entered it into a competition. It won third place, and as I considered my fifty dollars, I realized that I had made over twice the minimum wage writing that story. So I wondered, “If I […]
Learning to Write vs Becoming a Writer
So as I considered this problem, it struck me that as a writing instructor, I wanted to begin doing more than just teaching people how to write: I wanted to teach them how to be writers. We’ve been working at it with our Apex Writers Group for about ten months now, and I’m gratified with the success. One of our authors wrote just a couple of weeks ago: “After twelve years, I finally wrote ‘The End’ on my first novel manuscript, thanks to the Daily Sprints on Apex.” Another author finished his first book after 8 years. Others were only two or three.
David Farland’s Writing Tips: On Nurturing Writers
This week I celebrate a kind of anniversary. Thirteen years ago, in the first week of October, I started this blog. Originally it was going to be a daily blog, “David Farland’s Daily Kick in the Pants,” with the goal of helping to inspire and train writers. I kept it up daily for two years, […]
A Screenwriter Wins at Prose Fiction Writing
I wrote my million words of crap blissfully unaware of the “rules.” [My novella] was the first piece of writing I actually submitted to a traditional SFF market. That quarter I had an honorable mention. I subscribed to Dave’s newsletter in May 2010 when it was still called Daily Kicks. Until then, I had written […]
A Writer’s Guide to Stalking Opportunity
My arm shook over the mouse button in apprehension. A single shot, a single click, was all I had to turn this hard-sought opportunity into success. What if I wasn’t ready? Had I studied enough? What if I’d played it safe? Was I unoriginal? Hell, anything but that! Amazing opportunities don’t knock on our doors. […]
In India, a Drawerful of Manuscripts begs their Creator to Pursue Publication
For eight long years, I had been giving in to my desire to tell stories, and the stories that I wrote were all confined to the bottom drawer of my desk. . . . I almost gave up hope. I enjoy telling stories. Here’s a brand new story, but unlike my other stories, this one […]