NaNoWriMo 2019

November 1, or the start of NaNoWriMo or National Novel Writing Month is just around the corner. Basically, NaNoWriMo is about writing a 50K work novel in month, by writing a little every day. Not revising or editing, just writing. The emphasis is on completing 50,000 words. You can read more about planning for NaNoWriMo, but … Read more NaNoWriMo 2019

Constance Hale, Sin and Syntax: How to Craft Wicked Good Prose

Constance Hale. Sin and Syntax: How to Craft Wicked Good Prose. Three Rivers Press; Revised, Updated edition, 2013. ISBN: 978-0385346894. Ari Meermans From the quirky and playful title to the jacket copy (“Today’s writers need more spunk than Strunk”) to the introduction, Sin and Syntax makes promises no book on grammar — those dull, sometimes … Read more Constance Hale, Sin and Syntax: How to Craft Wicked Good Prose

On the Importance of Community

Writing has a reputation as a solitary profession. We picture authors curled in their hermitages, pouring out words hour after hour and not interacting with another human for days. I wasn’t immune to this preconception, so it has been one of my greatest surprises that my writing profession has leaned on community in ways I … Read more On the Importance of Community

Interview: Peter McLean

AW’s own Peter McLean kindly consented to an interview. McLean’s fourth novel, Priest of Bones will released by Ace on October 2,2018. Priest of Bones is the first of McLean’s War for the Rose Throne series; the second novel, Priest of Lies, is scheduled for release in July 2019. I’ll definitely be checking it out, but in … Read more Interview: Peter McLean

Exclusive Book Giveaway for Absolute Write Members: The Fortress At The End Of Time

By Ari Meermans Win one of five (5) copies of The Fortress at The End of Time by Joe M. McDermott. The giveaway will run from Sunday, July 29, 2018, to Sunday, August 12, 2018, and is open to Absolute Write members worldwide with a physical mailing address. To learn more about the giveaway and to … Read more Exclusive Book Giveaway for Absolute Write Members: The Fortress At The End Of Time

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