Write Ambitions Blog
What word count do I need for my book? This question comes up a lot. A lot. You can have a great book idea—maybe it’s a work of fiction, maybe it’s an epic series, maybe it’s a self-help book or a cookbook—but you don’t know how long (or short) it should be. So you sit down at your computer and start typing. And all your ideas for that book spill out onto the pages until…the dreaded cursor....
Why should writers and editors use style sheets? Learn the advantages of using style sheets, how to create them, and what to include so they’re useful for writers and editors. Download a sample style sheet and a style sheet template.
Banned Books Week actually exists. It’s a real thing. And having a week dedicated to books someone else deemed inappropriate for us is sad, but it’s also enlightening. What makes the books on this list so controversial?
If you want to make your writing pop, try using action words. Limit your use of the word very. It’s a modifier, but it doesn’t really explain the intensity or the feeling that you can convey with an alternate word.