By A. Yamina Collins | December 30, 2014
In a world where I’m supposed to be a serious writer, cranking away at the episodes of my fantasy/romance novel The Last King, I have instead, found myself doing some serious procrastination: watching Titanic
By A. Yamina Collins | October 26, 2013
The Book Deal
By A. Yamina Collins | June 16, 2013
So now, rather than being stuck on chapter 39, I am moving ahead faster and with clearer ideas, excited about Gilead and Emmy’s strange adventures together, and wondering how in the world a love story with a dude this intense can possibly work?
By A. Yamina Collins | May 9, 2013
In my weird mind I suddenly want to be female literary version of the very musically gifted Brian Wilson, minus the lost years. Wilson amazes me, astounds me, but he obviously knew what he was doing, too. His musical tool box, in other words, was pretty full.
By A. Yamina Collins | April 4, 2013
By Pam Johnson
Clearly, creative writing is not a field that is resigned only to those who are natural gift. Like many skills in life, people can absolutely learn how to participate in this discipline.
By Lauren Bailey | October 1, 2012
With so much distraction available online today it can be easy to forget that there are endless valuable and worthwhile resources online for writers as well. We get so hung up on Facebook and Twitter, reading celebrity blogs, and checking our email, that actually doing something productive online can seem nearly impossible. That being said, as more and more of…
By Mariana Ashley | September 4, 2012
Indie writers constantly seek to evolve their storytelling practices, but we also strive to master the basic and classic elements of writing. In a competitive field of professional writing, there is always the need to refine and hone the craft. Whether seeking knowledge, inspiration or refinement; writers can find hundreds of free online courses to grow and evolve in our…
By A. Yamina Collins | July 19, 2012
In celebration of my new fiction collection, The Blueberry Miller Files, out since July 13th, I have decided to share some of my all-time favorite short stories with you. These are the classics that inspired me to be a writer in the first place. And dare I say, you’re missing out on some of the best stories in the biz…
By LitNews | June 28, 2012
People say know what you write. This could not be any more true. However, how you write is also important. You need to have proper style and basic understanding of how to relate to people. The following writing exercises will help you get into the writing mood. It will help expand your mind creatively. Also, you will be able…
By Joe Hefferon | June 15, 2012
“Dialogue is important for telling your story and moving it forward. It’s not filler. It plays an important role.” Joe Hefferon If there is one skill we should master to elevate our fiction it is the art of dialogue. It can be the bridge between forgettable and remarkable. A novel is broadly divided into two categories, narration and dialogue, but…