Category: Writing Life

  • Top 24 Websites for Flash Fiction image of tag icon

    It doesn’t matter what you call it — flash fiction, sudden fiction, micro fiction, short-short — stories under 1000 words offer a quick zing of literary delight. But have you ever wondered whether anyone actually read your flash fiction piece you published online? This list gives you a good idea of how many eyeballs it reached by ranking the […]

    August 18, 2021

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  • 40+ Writing Podcasts To Teach and Inspire image of tag icon

    I love podcasts for writers. Why? Because I can learn about my favorite author’s writing process while I’m folding towels, and get great advice about creating characters while commuting. 

    March 4, 2021

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  • 10 Fiction Genres All Writers Should Know image of tag icon

    Writers hate the term genre. Readers love it. This is because genre creates expectations. Will these characters be able to fly, shapeshift, fall in love?

    February 13, 2020

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  • Who are You Writing For, Anyway? image of tag icon

    This is a parable of a writer named Austin, and how he found his audience through writing four novels. Austin lived near a major metropolis in the United States, was middle class, and he wanted more than anything to become a writer. He read all the right people, went to all the right conferences, and […]

    September 19, 2018

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  • How to Generate Unique Concepts for your Book image of tag icon

    What makes or breaks your novel is what exists before you write your first word: your central concept. The concept is so important. And yet it’s something that’s usually neglected when talking about writing craft. That’s because it’s much easier to talk about sentences, or plot, or characterization, or beginnings — or really anything else. […]

    September 12, 2018

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  • Why Writers Need a Book Club (and 21 Tips to Make it Great!) image of tag icon

    So many articles about book clubs seem to be written by people who have never belonged to a book club. Boring, obvious information. I’m going to change that here. I have a lot of firsthand experience: My book club is called the Bookhouse Boys (yes, we have a name!). We’re five guys who’ve been meeting […]

    August 10, 2018

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  • The Best Software and Tech for Writers image of tag icon

    Unless you prefer to write only with pen on paper, you probably use technology to help you write. Well, why not upgrade your technology in the hopes of upgrading your writing? Check out the helpful technologies and softwares below which are the best tools to spur your writing along. Also, some of links below include […]

    June 5, 2018

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  • 15 Ways to Build a Writing Community (Without Moving to New York) image of tag icon

    Hey Bookfoxers, it can be difficult to find a writing community in your area, even if you’re an established writer. It’s especially hard if you’re not in a major metropolis. I mean, writers are on in every street corner in San Francisco or New York, but if you’re in a smaller city or suburbs or […]

    April 14, 2018

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  • Is It Too Late to Start Writing After You’re 50+? image of tag icon

    Have young people cornered the market on writing? I only ask because it seems like the big publishing companies tend to reward the prodigy model: you know, the wunderkinds who graduate from a prestigious university and get a seven-figure advance for a novel about New York or a YA fantasy series. They have cherubic cheeks […]

    February 3, 2018

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  • 12 Fantastic Writing Retreats in Latin America (plus the Caribbean!) image of tag icon

    If you are at all like me, you fantasize about leaving it all behind–the job, the husband and kids, the yappy dog. Not for good, no, that’s a different post. Just for a week, maybe two, to go to a writing retreat. You dream of traveling to a far away, preferably warm, but maybe not-so-warm […]

    January 22, 2018

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