A Short Story

The Short Story

The intro to the book is a classic (the book is too of course), and it is filled with insights into the contemporary authors of that time, Poe, Hawthorne, Stevenson,…
 
How to write a short story

How to Publish a Short Story

I’m astonished by how many are terrified to have others read their work. I’ve found that many people are happy to have a few readers. Some writers will post work…
Is There a Santa Claus 1897

Is There a Santa Claus 1897

The following, reprinted from the editorial page of the New York Sun, was written by the late Mr. Frank P. Church: We take pleasure in answering at once and thus…
Walt Whitman on Thanksgiving

Walt Whitman on Thanksgiving

A large family supper party, a night or two ago, with voices and laughter of the young, mellow faces of the old, and a by-and-by pause in the general joviality.
Being A Writer in Silicon Valley

Being A Writer in Silicon Valley

When I first arrived in Silicon Valley two years ago, I had very few expectations for this place. My husband, a computer programmer, had dragged me here because “it is…
Best Editing Tools for Bloggers

Best Editing Tools for Bloggers

Here are some suggestions on finding the best editing tools for bloggers. After you spend hours or even days working on a single blog post and organizing your notes and…

The Art of Fiction by Henry James

The Art of Fiction by Henry James: I should not have affixed so comprehensive a title to these few remarks, necessarily wanting in any completeness, upon a subject the full…
How to plan a novel: quick tips

How to plan a novel: quick tips

As the saying goes: “Everyone has a novel in them” that's the easy part, however, actually starting a novel is where things get a little difficult. The problem with starting…
Should I Self Publish My Book?

Should I Self Publish My Book?

Should I Self-Publish My Book? This article was moved from our old achieve. The information in here is still It is somewhat relevant. We hope it is helpful.  There is…
Mistakes of Self-Published Book Authors

Mistakes of Self-Published Book Authors

Mistakes of Self-Published Book Authors Everyone (excluding book publishers) rejoiced when in the recent past it became exceedingly easy to publish a book. Finally the gatekeepers were put in their…
Promote Your Literary Blog

Promote Your Literary Blog

This is to all literary magazine editors and publishers. We want to link to your feeds. That means your latest posts on your site will come up on our home…
Naming Fictional Characters

Naming Fictional Characters

I’ve named my way into a dilemma. Leonard Legasse has been the main character in the four novels I’ve written. In three of them, it is the same character.
Writing Gear

Writing Gear

We are launching a new venture today: Every Writer store front. This is the first time we are offereing merchandise to our readers. We hope you enjoy the products. They…
Shakespeare Sucks! by Leo Tolstoy

Shakespeare Sucks! by Leo Tolstoy

Shakespeare Sucks! (or Shakespeare not a Great Genius) Leo Tolstoy I remember the astonishment I felt when I first read Shakespeare. I expected to receive a powerful esthetic pleasure, but…
New Literary Awards From EWR

New Literary Awards From EWR

We have finally decided to formalize our short and minute fiction awards. Here is a new schedule of these awards. If you want to enter our contests, it’s free.

Christmas by Washington Irving

Christmas by Washington Irving But is old, old, good old Christmas gone? Nothing but the hair of his good, gray old head and beard left? Well, I will have that,…
We will build you a website!

We will build you a website!

We Will Build your author platform A author’s platform on the web is simply a base of electronic operations for an author where they can build an audience and a…
The 50 Word O’Henry Contest

The 50 Word O’Henry Contest

Announcing James Dillingham Young Award: We love the 50 Word Horror Contest because the stories always turn out so wonderful. They have great plots, creepy character, monsters, things that make…
Interview with Mark Twain

Interview with Mark Twain

This interview is from Hartford Daily Courant from May 30th 1888. Twain would have been 53 years old. He had just finished a new book. SHERIDAN'S MEMOIRS. Mark Twain Has…