Article Archive: Resource

Can technology help you write?

Chris Smith

Whether you’re typing into Novlr, downloading via Kindle, self-publishing through Reedsy or reading on Wattpad – tech’s everywhere. But bar the odd writing app, the process of getting words down remains tech-free. For most writers engaged in writing, tech’s at best peripheral and at worst a distraction. But can tech be more than something you… Read more »

Five Rules For Creating Disabled Characters

This article first appeared in Write: The Magazine of The Writers’ Union of Canada, and is reproduced here with kind permission of the author. How do you create strong disabled characters? The question goads me. Where disability’s concerned, there’s so much banal, shitty writing out there. Countless authors have resorted to clichés and stereotypes when creating… Read more »

The Benefits Of Crowdfunding For Authors

Crowdfunding enables entrepreneurs and business savvy creatives to launch their projects or ideas with the help of financial backing from the crowd. Though crowdfunding is a relatively new concept, the industry is growing rapidly. According to crowdfunding trends and statistics presented by Crowd Mapped, crowdfunding raised $5.1 billion at the close of 2013, up from $2.66… Read more »

Vlogging for Writers

Leena, book reviewer, video maker and executive at publishing house, Icon Books, shares her top tips on vlogging for writers. Leena set up her YouTube channel, JustKissMyFrog, four years ago and now has over 18,000 subscribers. What this woman doesn’t know about talking about books on YouTube isn’t worth knowing. In this video Leena covers:… Read more »