• How Pain Kills Creativity for Writers

    Camera looks over a person's shoulder to show them reading a book. There is fruit and a cup of water as well.

    Hey, writers! Hannah here. This week, author and therapist Samantha Heuwagen is here to talk about how pain kills creativity. We’ve both seen more talk lately about how writers must suffer for their art. While pain and the human condition can influence the stories we write, neither of us thinks that “suffer for your art”…

    Read More

  • Thinking of Your Story’s Setting as a Character

    Your story’s setting–the geography, city/town, culture, beliefs, traditions, etc.–is important. It grounds the story in a world readers can imagine and one your characters can interact with. The setting can further your story by helping or hurting your characters on their journey. So what does it mean to make setting its own character? How do…

    Read More

  • What Book Editors Will and Won’t Do For You

    What Book Editors Will and Won't Do | Between the Lines Editorial

    Working with an editor is a crucial part of the writing and publishing process. Book editors are there to help you make your manuscript the best it can be. Let’s break down what book editors can help with and what they don’t usually do. What will editors do for your manuscript? There are different types…

    Read More