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When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer? Kreiselman: I first considered becoming a writer at 13 or 14 years old, somewhere around there. But, I never really gave it a serious thought until I was around 21 or 22.
This author interview features writing advice from Betty Jackson. For 40 years, Betty Jackson taught language arts to middle and high school students. She began seriously writing after her retirement in 2012. Since then, Betty has authored 24 books. If you'd like to learn more about the author, visit her website.
There's an old cliché in the creative writing field that says, "write about what you know"—because a well-informed author can develop their world with greater ease and explanation. However, research becomes an essential component of the creative writing process when the material you are writing enters into unknown territory. Research may seem like a daunting task at first, but here are a couple of questions to help you get started.
As a new writer, you may be wondering why an editor is important and why you need one, especially if you are proficient at grammar. This interview features one of the top editors in the field, Fontaine Wallace. She has been Michele Campanelli’s editor since she started her writing career in the early 90s. Fontaine Wallace is now a retired English Professor of Communication from the Florida Institute of Technology and has taught students for over forty years. Fontaine has spent her life ensuring that English is appreciated and cherished by all.
This author interview features retired police captain and author Marshall Frank. Since retirement, Marshall has authored multiple fiction and non-fiction books. To learn more about Marshall Frank or purchase his books visit his website.
This interview features advice from editor, author, and publisher Joyce Good Henderson. An expert in coaching writers, Joyce is an Editor at EssayLady. This role allows her to help students gain admission to their dream schools. Joyce was first published at the age of 16 in Woman's Day magazine. She has authored 18 published books in both fiction and non-fiction. Joyce's publishing company Faith's Loom Press, publishes Celtic-inspired historical and contemporary fiction and has successfully published several books. Passionate about her local writing community, Joyce is a lifetime member of the Space Coast Writer's Guild. Primarily in the 90s, she served as the organization's president for a few terms. During Joyce's presidency with the Space Coast Writer's Guild, she organized and conducted many conferences.
The world's next great novel could be sitting on a lonesome shelf collecting dust, or on the shelves of bookstores everywhere—the difference is made in publishing.
A good book is filled with great writing—a great book is filled with exceptional editing. While the writing process is often the most enjoyable aspect of creating a story, editing is where the work really comes to fruition.
In 2004 in Wyoming and elementary school teacher with a MA degree in childhood reading named Debra Womack, and her partner and husband, Steven Womack, Ph.D. who taught college classes in the discipline of history bought a tiny startup publishing company, Whiskey Creek Press LLC (WCP), which had less than ten total titles.