Articles

WriterSpark 
articles
 are about learning.

They tackle business, creativity,  and the craft of writing.


Wherever you are in your writing career, there's something here for you. Browse and enjoy!

an open laptop computer with a vase of bright and happy yellow flowers
A black and white photo of a cup of coffee, a pot, and a notebook
Scroll to the bottom for links to my chat with author Kathrine Ramsland on the latest Podcast episode or to watch it on […]
There are 10 very good reasons why it is vital for writers to also be readers. Let’s start with this: Successful people read. They read to gain knowledge, to learn about the world, its people, different cultures, and they read, as Oprah Winfrey says, because it is a “path to freedom”. For many people, reading is a hobby. Maybe that hobby is what influenced your decision to write. For writers, however, reading is far more than a hobby. It should be something you do…and do a lot. It should be a priority in your daily life. So, writers, read…and reap the benefits.
How Can Turning Points in a Story Make it Rivting? What are Turning Points in a Story? Turning points in a story will […]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qdMx9URsrhk Writers, if your book is not selling, there are five key things to consider. It is possible to revive a stalled book. […]
Deep Backstory Makes Your Story Amazing One of the things I learned early on in my writing career was how to create deep […]
Listen to the podcast   What is a reluctant hero?  The answer to that question is very simple. A reluctant hero is someone […]
Show the World Who You Are with WriterSpark merch! WriterSpark Academy began with the online courses on Teachable. I have teaching in my […]
Lessons in Writing I have been a developmental and line editor for the past twelve years, which means I have plenty of lessons […]
Get WriterSpark’s Memoir Bundle Printables Writing a Memoir Have you ever wanted to write a memoir? Do you have a story to tell? […]
Have you seen Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief? If you have, have you ever looked at it through the lens of The […]