Chart-Topping Stories: Musical Inspiration for Your Fiction

Chart-Topping Stories: Musical Inspiration for Your Fiction

Even the most prolific of writers can have a dry spell. Maybe you’re in between books or looking to switch things up a little. Maybe you’re stuck on a scene and want to shake the creative muscles loose. Whatever the reason, we all tend to need inspiration from time to...
Are Writing Marketplace Subscriptions Worth It?

Are Writing Marketplace Subscriptions Worth It?

Writers are supposed to do what we do for the passion of it—for the pure creative urge to get our stories out of our heads and onto the page. And, of course, that’s a huge part of what drives us. But the last time I checked, the power company didn’t take short stories...
8 Reasons You Should Be Writing Short Stories

8 Reasons You Should Be Writing Short Stories

You’ve probably heard it a hundred times by now: the best way to build a career as a writer is to write a lot. You need to have a series; you need to expand to related markets; you need to blog every day—the list of recommendations seems as endless as the amount of...