How Late Is Too Late To Become A Writer? Mary Shelley wrote Frankenstein when she was 19, Zadie Smith wrote White Teeth when she was 24 and F. Scott Fitzgerald’s debut novel came out when he was just 23. There are countless examples, much lauded in the press, of writers who got their first big break when they were barely out of high school.Younger writers are seen as … [Read more...] about How Late Is Too Late To Become A Writer?
Articles On Writing
Here is one of our many categories. Articles on Writing is what Every Writer is all about. Here you will find tips, tricks, advice, and some really great observations about the writing world. We have 100s of authors who contribute to our site. Writers in our community make up a great deal of what we do. These articles are some of the best on writing.
If you are interested in submitting an article to us, please contact us. We are happy to publish articles about writing and anything that supports writers. This category is represents everything that EWR stands for. We want to bring real writing, for writers into the world. We are for writers by writers, and these articles are a big part of the support we give to the web and the community. Thank you for reading our site, and we hope you will consider contributing an article about writing.
3 Reasons Why Horror has Cultural Value Though they capture the imaginations of many, tales of the weird, the fantastical, and the horrifying tend to be regarded as lesser works of literature--assuming they’re considered literature at all. The outright rejection of horror as a work of cultural value is misguided. Here are three reasons why horror’s value as a cultural art … [Read more...] about 3 Reasons Why Horror has Cultural Value
Welcome to our game for writers. It is an Exquisite Corpse. An Exquisite Corpse is a writing or art game where you complete the story, poem or drawing in parts. Each author or artist cannot see the previous artists/writers work. In this case we are writing a poem together. It is a poem about anything.In this case there is no restriction on words. This EC goes until we get … [Read more...] about Exquisite Corpse Game for Writers
Here are the Top 10 Monsters: What we fear when we fear these monsters. I believe that all monsters are connected to a specific fear. Monsters are the things that haunt us and thrill us. As writers our nightmares many times are as important as any dream we have. Monsters are sometimes the hearts of writers. To that end I was thinking about all the types of monsters out there. I … [Read more...] about Top 10 Monsters: What we fear when we fear these monsters
“THE AWAKENING.” Kate Chopin. $1.25. Chicago: H. S. Stone & Co. Pittsburg: J. R. Weldin & Co.A Creole “Bovary” is this little novel of Miss Chopin’s. Not that the heroine is a creole exactly, or that Miss Chopin is a Flaubert—save the mark!—but the theme is similar to that which occupied Flaubert. There was, indeed, no need that a second “Madame Bovary” should be … [Read more...] about Review of Kate Chopin’s “The Awakening” by Willa Cather
I should not have affixed so comprehensive a title to these few remarks, necessarily wanting in any completeness, upon a subject the full consideration of which would carry us far, did I not seem to discover a pretext for my temerity in the interesting pamphlet lately published under this name by Mr. Walter Besant. Mr. Besant's lecture at the Royal Institution--the original … [Read more...] about The Art of Fiction by Henry James
The student may read Homer or Æschylus in the Greek without danger of dissipation or luxuriousness, for it implies that he in some measure emulates their heroes, and consecrates morning hours to their pages. The heroic books, even if printed in the character of our mother tongue, will always be in a language dead to degenerate times; and we must laboriously seek the meaning of … [Read more...] about Advice on Reading the Ancient Classics by Henry David Thoreau
Welcome to the 1st Annual Justine Moritz Literary contest. If you win this contest you win $500 in ads on our site and the right to say that you are the winner of this grim horror award. The rules are simple:50 Words or less Post in the comments Deadline is April 17, 2017 Must have a title (does not count in the word count) Must be scary, clever, awesome….best story … [Read more...] about 50 Word Story contest
It’s that time of year again. Sandwiched between chilly March and warm May is the soggy month of April, and poets everywhere rejoice! If I could have voted, I would have put national poetry month in July, this way cocktails and beach chairs would have been part of this list, but I digress. I want to focus on 10 ways to support National Poetry Month.National poetry month is … [Read more...] about 10 Ways to Support National Poetry Month
The Best Social Networking Sites and Message Boards for Writers have become more difficult over the last 5-10 years to find. It’s amazing how some very well established sites just disappeared after Facebook climbed to the top of the mountain. I’m going to avoid added Twitter, Linkedin, Pinterest, or Facebook to this list. We all know how helpful those sites are for marketing … [Read more...] about Best Social Networking Sites and Message Boards for Writer
My 5 Favorite Northeast Ohio Bookstores What does an aspiring fiction writer and full-time English teacher do for fun these days, you ask?Why, visit bookstore after bookstore (after bookstore), of course!If you find yourself in the Akron area, here are my five favorite bookstores within 30 minutes of downtown Akron that you really have to check out: The … [Read more...] about My 5 Favorite Northeast Ohio Bookstores
This is the first in a series of articles we are running On Writing. We thought it would be interesting to let authors from the past do the talking. This is Mark Twain's words about the Humorous story On Writing. We hope you enjoy it. I do not claim that I can tell a story as it ought to be told. I only claim to know how a story ought to be told, for I have been almost daily … [Read more...] about On Writing: How To Tell A Story
How to Create a Successful Writing Blog We all know as writers it’s difficult to get our work out there. Here are 10 things you can do even before your work has been published. Not in any order.Develop a Bio/Something to promoteIt is difficult to promote an idea or a piece of writing that has yet to be published. You can still promote yourself. In this case a website … [Read more...] about How to Create a Successful Writing Blog
Top 10 Science Fiction Magazines In creating our Top 10 Science Fiction Magazine list, we used 3 main factors to decide what we feel are the best magazines out there. 1. We looked at the popularity of the magazine. 2. We looked at the awards the magazine has won. 3. We looked at how long the magazine has been publishing. If you check around the web and in your local library or … [Read more...] about Top 10 Science Fiction Magazines
How to promote your book (step by step) I’ve talked about the lack of understanding on how to promote your book before, in the mistakes self-published authors make. The biggest problems authors have in general, is not understanding that they are building a brand. So many times they look at it like they are trying to sell a single product, like their book. They don’t realize … [Read more...] about How to promote your book (step by step)
Article Submissions Guest Bloggers, we accept submissions of articles year round. We are looking for all types of articles connected to writing, publishing, authors, author lives, really anything connected to writers, editors, publishers. We only take articles of high quality. Our site EWR gets over a million visitors each month.Links You are welcome to put links to your … [Read more...] about Guest Bloggers: We want to feature you!
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 place. No longer would authors have to get in line to be anointed by the all-powerful publisher. Many thought the flood gates would open and everyone who wanted to publish would now … [Read more...] about Mistakes of Self-Published Book Authors
To the point:Will an online writing course hurt you? No. Most of the time they are taught by experienced professionals. Will an online writing course help your writing? In most cases, it will. Is it better than a face to face writing course taught by a professional? No. It is better than an amateur writers group? Yes. All about the point:I'm writing this article … [Read more...] about Should you take an Online Writing Course?
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 page. With over 500,000 visits per month, we should be able to boost your blogs. We hope to be the place on the web for people to read literary magazine news.Basically this is an aggregation service. Your site will show … [Read more...] about Promote Your Literary Blog
Get Paid for Writing Successful Greeting CardsDo you want to get paid for writing greeting cards? Blow Birthday Cards.com is seeking well written Birthday Cards that fit a theme. The company is opening its doors to writers and looking for new and creative ideas. They pay $15 for accepted ideas.This is your chance to work directly with an artist to create outstanding, … [Read more...] about Get Paid for Writing Successful Greeting Cards
Naming Fictional Characters Advice from an Ultracrepidarian 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. But not in the fourth and, wouldn’t you know it? – it’s the first one that’s been accepted for publication. This is my best advice on naming fictional … [Read more...] about Naming Fictional Characters
5 Reasons Why Writers Should Focus on Creativity What kind of writing do you do on a regular basis? Are you a digital writing professional? A copywriter? An expert who focuses on social media campaigns and content curation? Whatever the answer, creativity is an imperative for the development of a successful career. Here we will look at the 5 reasons why writers should focus on … [Read more...] about 5 Reasons Why Writers Should Focus on Creativity
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 are all for writers, and all about writing. Some of these are the best way to get products that support the writing community and show your interest in writing.In designing these, we are using classic … [Read more...] about Writing Gear
5 Tips To Writing The Story Of Your Own Life It seems incredibly easy to write about yourself. You know exactly what has happened and many events are very important to you. But if a good memoir could result from simple enumerating and describing of events, anyone would do it. Any person can tell about their life, but the point is to make it interesting to the reader. Here are … [Read more...] about 5 Tips To Writing The Story Of Your Own Life
What You Never Knew About The Inner World of a Successful Writer When you think about Stephen King, you are probably wondering how exactly he creates his worlds. This is a perfect example as Stephen King is known as one of the most productive writers who produces high-quality novels every time. His inner world is the perfect example of what is going on inside the head of a … [Read more...] about What You Never Knew About The Inner World of a Successful Writer
How to Find an Online Writing Course Do you need an online course? If you are still deciding about taking an online or university writing course take a look at this article and weight out the positive and negatives. What do you want from a course? Here is our best advice on how to find an Online Writing Course. If you have decided you need a writing course I do have some … [Read more...] about How to Find an Online Writing Course
For many people, freelance writing is a dream career. The operative phrase in that sentence is “many people.” With so many people making the switch to freelance work, you need to be able to distinguish yourself in such a competitive market. Freelancing is much different than a career that exists within a corporate ladder. You’ll need to pave your own path if you want to … [Read more...] about How to Remain Competitive as a Freelance Writer
Shakespeare Sucks! (or Shakespeare not a Great Genius)I remember the astonishment I felt when I first read Shakespeare. I expected to receive a powerful esthetic pleasure, but having read, one after the other, works regarded as his best: "King Lear," "Romeo and Juliet," "Hamlet" and "Macbeth," not only did I feel no delight, but I felt an irresistible repulsion … [Read more...] about Shakespeare Sucks! by Leo Tolstoy
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. We will run 5 fiction contests each year. Four of the 5 contests are listed here. They are all basically horror story contest.Justine Moritz Literary Award This contest will change from year to year. Please see the … [Read more...] about New Literary Awards From EWR
Winner of the 2016 James Dillingham Young Award David L. Tamarin is the winner of our 2016 James Dillingham Young Literary Award. Mr. Tamarin won with the following entry: Interview with a Scream Queen The interview was not going well. “Why the fuck are you turning blue?” I screamed. “Are my hands too tight?” No answer. “Should I stop choking you?” Another no … [Read more...] about Winner of the 2016 James Dillingham Young Award