For those waiting for it: "Eadweard - A Story Of 1066" is now available in paperback via CreateSpace and Amazon, and will become available via other places CreateSpace books are distributed to (such as Barnes & Noble) some time in the very near future. You can click on the book's title in this paragraph for the CreateSpace buy link.
So... Are you an author too? If so, beware of inconsistancies in your name when publishing your books. It causes confusion, and could potentially cost you sales. Just saying.
November started yesterday, and with it NaNoWriMo. Are you participating? If so, here are some tools to get you started. If you haven't started yet, there's still time to do so... It's only November 2nd, after all. If you are participating, good luck!
Do you love music as well as writing? Well, whether you do or not, music can often help to breathe life in to a scene, or grow the relationships between characters. So, here are some ways to write about music, which you may find useful while writing your own stories.
Struggling with writers' block? Check out these writing prompts based on dialogue, and see if any of them will help get your creative juices flowing. Always remember that, you don't need an original idea, you just need to put your own unique spin on it, and write it the way only you can.
You should always use your thesaurus with caution After all, there's no point sounding smart if all it will do is confuse your readers, and spoil their enjoyment of your story... Just something for you to bear in mind.
You should also bear in mind that establishing a writing routine doesn't have to mean you write 2000 words or more every day. Every writer is different, and your personal writing routine should reflect that, whether it just has you writing down ideas, has you writing the entire first draft of a short story, or has you writing 2000 words towards whatever larger writing project you're working on.
Regardless of whether you're an author, musician, or some other kind of artist, take a look at these three ways to win an argument with your inner critic.
Last, but certainly not least, you may like to check out this post on how to become a better writer... By not writing. Again, this is something that can apply to artists, musicians, etc, as well as writers. Sometimes you just need to breathe, or explore other ways to be creative.