The Scribophile Writing Blog
by Laura Preble • 9 comments
The naming of characters is a curious matter...it isn't just one of your holiday games!
Shakespeare said that a rose by any other name would smell as sweet. But when you name a character, it’s almost as important as naming a baby. That poor being you’ve created is stuck for life with tha...
by Justin C. Key • 7 comments
Things that make a good writing group
1. You get along. The other day a man from New York told me that the people you can say 'eff you' to and still be cool with are your real friends. Hopefully your writing group hasn't reached that leve...
by Nina Munteanu • 9 comments
The story you’ve written is your “intellectual property”, to sell all at once or in careful—and lucrative—parcels.
Learn what rights you own and what you should sell. The story you’ve written is your “intellectual property”, to sell all at once or in careful—and lucrative—parcels. Knowing your rights is the fir...
by Dan Tricarico • 6 comments
In this installment, Luke accidentally drops his light sabre into the Death Star and Han Solo attempts to recycle C3-PO.
Welcome to the third edition of The Scrib Gym! You may have noticed that I am amusing myself by stealing movie subtitles to identify each new installment to The Gym. So thank you, Mr. Lucas, f...
by Laura Preble • 8 comments
Are we too plugged in to technology? Or is it a necessary to our work as writers?
I live in Southern California. This means earthquakes and blackouts, among other things. Most recently, it was the man-made crisis we had to deal with: some guy in Yuma, Arizona supposedly tripped ove...
Our writing group
Scribophile is an online writing group for serious writers.
We’re one of the largest and most active writing groups online. If you’re serious about your writing, why not join us?