Issue # 33
Spring has come to the northern hemisphere,
bringing rain and flowers, and muddy dog paw prints through the house.
Some writers find the renewal of nature gives them the extra little push
they need to get back to work, as well. Winter and rest is over, and
it's time to get those manuscripts finished!
This issue is filled with interesting
tidbits that might help to re-spark that fire and push you on to finishing
your work. Or they might just give you some new ideas for the next
I hope that the season (spring or fall)
brings you lots of inspiration and writing enjoyment!
Good luck with your writing in 2006!
Remember that theme articles are only a
small part of the issue, and I always need articles on other aspects of
writing. Please submit material! We are open to writers at all
levels of publication, and I'm as likely to publish a new author as a known
June 10th) -- What are The Rules? And when can you break
Don't use 'ly' words, don't write partial sentences, don't
... there are dozens of rules we see in writing all the
time. What are they? Why do they work, and when don't
September/October (Deadline August 10th)-- Learning from
Limiting yourself to
one genre, both in writing and reading, is ignoring a
treasure trove of helpful information. Your romance might
benefit from a little mystery, and your science fiction from
a little romance. What can we learn from genres outside our
Children aren't stupid
Writing for children does not mean 'dumbing down' a story.
Characters, experiences, and voice play important roles in
children's books. What are some of the tricks that can help
adults think like a child again, but communicate like an