The Scribophile Writing Blog
Archive for April, 2010
by Holly Jennings • 8 comments
The first in a series of posts about starting a freelance writing business.
You can make money writing. Just not by writing fiction or poetry. That’s not true. (But it kind of is.) Let me explain. Most authors, even the ones who have had a book on the bestseller’...
by Justin C. Key • 7 comments
A discussion about this thing called chapters.
Chapters! Unless you've been stuck on Green Eggs and Ham all your life, most likely you've come across them. They help us, as readers, take in longer works but giving some type of order and for the w...
by Alex Cabal • 11 comments
Join us in congratulating the winners of the New Beginnings Contest, and a peek at our next contest geared to all you poets out there!
Wow: there was an unexpectedly huge amount of entries for the New Beginnings Contest. It took us a little longer to read than we expected, but the amazing quality of all of the entrants made it a lot...
Choosing the right word can often be a slippery slope, especially when it comes to race, sexual preference and religion.
The world is an ever-changing place, as is the world of words. What was acceptable thirty, forty, fifty years ago, is not the same as what’s acceptable now. The way in which writers describe certain r...
How important are characters' names?
I'm reading the bible. All the way through. It is a daunting task. I’m not very far- about the 23rd chapter of Genesis. The very old Abraham and his wife Sarah have recently given birth to the...
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