Tag: writing tips

Writing & Publishing Tips: You Wrote Your First Book And Now You’re Ready To Publish—NOT! by Ashley Robertson (Guest Post & Giveaway)

Posted August 25th, 2013 in Guest Post, My Features, Writing and Publishing Tips / 33 comments

Welcome to my new feature, Writing and Publishing Tips. Yeah, yeah, I know, soooo original, right? Don’t judge, I didn’t feel like being creative the day I came up with it. Anyway, you’ll be seeing this new feature between twice to four times a month. Here, writers and readers alike can […]

How to Write a Logline / Hook Line

Posted June 14th, 2013 in Uncategorized / 20 comments

Today we will be talking about Hook Lines / Loglines. It’s a very important thing to have ready when pitching your novel to anyone, be it a publisher or potential readers. So let’s start out with the difference between a logline and a hook line. Hook Line: One or two sentence summary […]

Formatting a Novel Manuscript

Posted June 24th, 2012 in Uncategorized / 8 comments

I am a member of the California Writer’s Club, Inland Empire Branch. At one of our meetings a traditionally published author, Dotty McMillian (she writes fiction under a different name), was kind enough to hand out an article on the proper way of formatting a novel manuscript for submission. It really […]

“Show, Don’t Tell”

Posted October 31st, 2011 in Uncategorized / 4 comments

Yup, that nefarious show, don’t tell we always hear about. Something all writers should know and utilize. But this does not mean that you can drown your reader with adjectives. There is an art to knowing when to apply the show, don’t tell rule. But before we get to that, let’s […]

What to Expect from This Blog

Posted September 28th, 2011 in Uncategorized / Leave a comment

I’m new to the blogging world. I just started a Twitter account, too. http://twitter.com/#!/JenniferBielman I have read too much and have learned too many great tips on writing to not share my knowledge with the rest of the world. After graduating from the University of Redlands, I had this need to read for […]