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Dictation: Speed Up Your Writing Process

Dictation: Speed Up Your Writing ProcessFor many authors, the greatest obstacle is often not a lack of ideas, but too little time. One potential solution may be easier than you think: increase your writing speed by speaking your first draft rather than typing. Why...

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Why You Should Read More Tragedies

Why You Should Read More Tragedies

“It’s so sad!” Have you ever had a friend begin recommending a book by using that line? If any story has a reputation for being a tearjerker, you might find yourself wondering why anyone would consider that a positive recommendation. And yet, many of the most...

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NaNoWriMo: Prepare for National Novel Writing Month

NaNoWriMo: Prepare for National Novel Writing Month

Setting out to write a novel can be daunting. This fact is true for both the seasoned veteran and the first-time novelist. Fortunately, all writers can participate in a free event called NaNoWriMo, which provides support and encouragement through an annual month-long...

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Subgenres: Where SciFi Meets Fantasy

Subgenres: Where SciFi Meets Fantasy

Have you ever wondered why “Science Fiction & Fantasy” is one combined section of the book store—especially when our mental images of the two genres might feel very different? Typically, science fiction depicts a plausible, explainable future, with robots or...

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