On Drafting
Elizabeth Spann Craig
by Elizabeth Spann Craig
6d ago
By Elizabeth S. Craig, @elizabethspanncraig One of the big mysteries to me when I was starting out as a writer was where the drafting “sweet spot” was. Some writers seemed to have things down to a science, doing specific edits during specific drafts. Some seemed like their drafts were random tweaks during each read-through. There didn’t seem to be a formula for it, so I stumbled around for a while. I wasn’t even sure what qualified for a draft. Was it when I made a full pass through the document? Was it when I changed a certain percentage of the document? Now that I’ve been writing for a whil ..read more
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LitLinks
Elizabeth Spann Craig
by Elizabeth Spann Craig
6d ago
  by Elizabeth S. Craig, @elizabethscraig LitLinks are fed into the Writer’s Knowledge Base search engine (developed by writer and software engineer Mike Fleming) which has over 70,000 free articles on writing related topics. It’s the search engine for writers. While you’re there, check out the Writer’s Digest award-winning Hiveword novel organizer. Have you visited the WKB lately?  Check out the new redesign where you can browse by category, and sign up for free writing articles, on topics you choose, delivered to your email inbox!  Sign up for the Hiv ..read more
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LitLinks
Elizabeth Spann Craig
by Elizabeth Spann Craig
2w ago
  by Elizabeth S. Craig, @elizabethscraig LitLinks are fed into the Writer’s Knowledge Base search engine (developed by writer and software engineer Mike Fleming) which has over 70,000 free articles on writing related topics. It’s the search engine for writers. While you’re there, check out the Writer’s Digest award-winning Hiveword novel organizer. Have you visited the WKB lately?  Check out the new redesign where you can browse by category, and sign up for free writing articles, on topics you choose, delivered to your email inbox!  Sign up for the Hiv ..read more
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Adding Supernatural Elements to Cozy Mysteries
Elizabeth Spann Craig
by Elizabeth Spann Craig
2w ago
by Sierra Cross, @SierraCrossBook Hi all! I’m Sierra Cross, author of the Blue Moon Bay Witches series, and I’ve been writing about magic since the early 2000s, when the dominant trope in urban fantasy was “The Masquerade.” Back in those angst-ridden old days, supernaturals were forced to hide their differences from the world and operate in the shadows. Wow, we’ve come a long way since the first cans of Tru Blood hit the market. Let’s talk about what lights readers up in 2024! Tip 1: Don’t add supernatural elements to your mystery – instead, ground your story in the supernatural … and add a m ..read more
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LitLinks
Elizabeth Spann Craig
by Elizabeth Spann Craig
3w ago
  by Elizabeth S. Craig, @elizabethscraig LitLinks are fed into the Writer’s Knowledge Base search engine (developed by writer and software engineer Mike Fleming) which has over 70,000 free articles on writing related topics. It’s the search engine for writers. While you’re there, check out the Writer’s Digest award-winning Hiveword novel organizer. Have you visited the WKB lately?  Check out the new redesign where you can browse by category, and sign up for free writing articles, on topics you choose, delivered to your email inbox!  Sign up for the Hiv ..read more
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Keeping Up With Writing And Business
Elizabeth Spann Craig
by Elizabeth Spann Craig
1M ago
by Elizabeth S. Craig, @elizabethscraig No matter if you’re traditionally published or self-published, you’ll be dealing with lots of writing-related business. Having done both, though, I know you’ll have a bit more as a self-published author, especially if you’re going wide and publishing in lots of formats. Sometimes, family and friends are a little sketchy on what that entails. Sometimes, I get so wound up in it myself that I can’t even relate all the things I might do in a day. Some of my writing-related business relates to book production (communicating with my editor or cover designer ..read more
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LitLinks
Elizabeth Spann Craig
by Elizabeth Spann Craig
1M ago
  by Elizabeth S. Craig, @elizabethscraig LitLinks are fed into the Writer’s Knowledge Base search engine (developed by writer and software engineer Mike Fleming) which has over 70,000 free articles on writing related topics. It’s the search engine for writers. While you’re there, check out the Writer’s Digest award-winning Hiveword novel organizer. Have you visited the WKB lately?  Check out the new redesign where you can browse by category, and sign up for free writing articles, on topics you choose, delivered to your email inbox!  Sign up for the Hiv ..read more
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LitLinks
Elizabeth Spann Craig
by Elizabeth Spann Craig
1M ago
  by Elizabeth S. Craig, @elizabethscraig LitLinks are fed into the Writer’s Knowledge Base search engine (developed by writer and software engineer Mike Fleming) which has over 70,000 free articles on writing related topics. It’s the search engine for writers. While you’re there, check out the Writer’s Digest award-winning Hiveword novel organizer. Have you visited the WKB lately?  Check out the new redesign where you can browse by category, and sign up for free writing articles, on topics you choose, delivered to your email inbox!  Sign up for the Hiv ..read more
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Reading in the New Year
Elizabeth Spann Craig
by Elizabeth Spann Craig
1M ago
by Elizabeth S. Craig, @elizabethscraig Here’s something writers can get behind as a goal for 2024: reading more. With all the work we do on the writing and promo ends of things, sometimes refilling our well with books can get lost in the shuffle.But reading is important for writers for lots of reasons . . . books help nourish our creativity, inspire us, and help teach us story structure and other skills. Here are a few tips for getting the most out of reading in 2024. Tips for reading more Keep a TBR (to be read) list. You’ll always have a plan for what you’re reading next. Set yourself up f ..read more
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LitLinks
Elizabeth Spann Craig
by Elizabeth Spann Craig
1M ago
  by Elizabeth S. Craig, @elizabethscraig LitLinks are fed into the Writer’s Knowledge Base search engine (developed by writer and software engineer Mike Fleming) which has over 70,000 free articles on writing related topics. It’s the search engine for writers. While you’re there, check out the Writer’s Digest award-winning Hiveword novel organizer. Have you visited the WKB lately?  Check out the new redesign where you can browse by category, and sign up for free writing articles, on topics you choose, delivered to your email inbox!  Sign up for the Hiv ..read more
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