3 podcasts to help new authors


If you’re new to writing, it’s helpful to discuss the topic with others. Talking about writing with other new writers, as well as those with more experience, provides fresh insights and perspectives that can help you improve your skills. In addition to having in-person conversations about writing, you can tap into other resources, as well. … Read more

This post is for crappy spellers

crappy spellers

There’s an old joke that writers don’t need to be able to spell words correctly because that’s what editors are for. Many people are highly skilled at writing and are well-read but can’t spell to save their own lives. If you’re a crappy speller, this post is for you. First, you’re in good company. Lots … Read more

Checklist before submitting to a lit mag


Many publications feature collections of writings, such as short stories, essays and poems. Some include author profiles, interviews, critiques or biographies. The colloquial term for this type of publication is ”lit mag,” which is short for ”literary magazine.” You might also hear a lit mag referred to as a ”literary journal.”  The first magazine of … Read more

Best-selling author shares lessons learned

lessons learned

Nobody likes rejection, especially writers. Still, it is highly unlikely that an individual (and again, especially a writer) will go through an entire lifetime without experiencing it, in some form or another. Brendon Burchard, a best-selling author who wrote, ”The Motivation Manifesto,” says that he learned six of his most important lessons about writing and life after … Read more