Genre Writing: Non-Fiction

Many authors, myself included, find writing non-fiction easier than fiction. The subjects and opportunities for writing in this genre are…

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Genre Writing: Short Stories

As with children’s books, it may seem that short stories are easier to write than novels. However, many authors find…

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Newsletter Coming Soon

Another first for Under the Quilt Book Blog! Starting July 27, I will be putting out a newsletter. This will…

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Genre Writing: Playwriting and Screenwriting

Putting words on paper is one thing. Putting them down in the correct form for plays or movies is quite…

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Genre Writing: Mystery, Horror and Suspense

This genre covers an extremely wide range of styles and approaches. Whichever style authors choose, the resources below will help…

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Genre Writing: Romance

As one of the most popular genres published, authors writing romance must ensure that their work is rich, detailed, and…

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Genre Writing: Historical Fiction

As with other genres, historical fiction has its own peculiarities. Getting the details and environment correct are vital for creating…

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Genre Writing: Science Fiction and Fantasy

A common piece of advice to new authors is to identify and write in their favorite (or a single) genre.…

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Writing Tips: Editing

Editing can be one of an author’s worst nightmares. It’s hard to effectively – and unemotionally – evaluate work produced…

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Writing Tips: Adding Conflict

In my previous post, Writing Tips: Write Better Villains, I gave some links to help authors improve their person-to-person conflicts.…

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