How to Write an Original Story

You get a brilliant idea.You write it out. You’re excited because it’s original and moving. You can’t wait for the world to read it.It’s nearly done. Then a friend recommends a book. You start reading and your face sours. It’s strikingly similar to your own story....
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3 Must-Haves & Ideas for books

Let’s talk ideas and writing books… A new writer recently joined our writing group. He has talent, but has never attempted a novel. “I want to write a book,” he said. “So how do I get an idea for a plot?” One of my beta readers asked me a similar question after...
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Pitch Wars Team Interview with Nova McBee and her mentor, Pintip Dunn — Brenda Drake

Our mentors are editing, our mentees are revising, and we hope you’re making progress on your own manuscript! While we’re all working toward the Agent Showcase on November 3rd-9th, we hope you’ll take a moment during your writing breaks and get to know our 2016 Pitch...
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Pintip Dunn’s BEFORE TOMORROW cover reveal!

Hey Everyone! I am so excited to share with you the cover reveal for BEFORE TOMORROW by Pintip Dunn, a FORGET TOMORROW novella from Logan’s POV! Pintip is my PitchWars Mentor and she has been absolutely amazing. If you get a chance, you should read her...
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What’s a Pitch? — The Spinning Pen

In honor of the Pitch Wars Agent Showcase opening — (November 3-9th, and yes, you should go check it out!) I wanted to take a moment to talk about writing the Pitch, Query, and synopsis. Let me just say that again since I have waited more than two months for this: THE...
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The Last Kung Fu Master

How do you save the last of the Kung Fu Masters that remain on earth? You write about them, of course. If you haven’t heard, the ancient Chinese tradition of Kung fu is dying. Unless something happens soon, the last of the remaining kung fu masters, who truly qualify...
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