Do authors need to read a lot of books?

Yes. Post's over! You can all go home now, guys. You--...what? I need to write a little more than that? Honestly, this is one of those questions I've never understood. "The best writers are avid readers" appears in every "Advice for Writers" forum, book, and blog ever written. But writing communities are full of posts … Continue reading Do authors need to read a lot of books?

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Fun with Formatting Novels: How MS Word’s Styles Can Make it Easier to Navigate and Convert Your Novels

I spend an awful lot of time in Microsoft Word. It may not be the only word processing software out there, but there's no denying that a lot of novels get written in it--and that a lot of people don't know the useful things it can do. So let's talk about styles and how you, … Continue reading Fun with Formatting Novels: How MS Word’s Styles Can Make it Easier to Navigate and Convert Your Novels