• How Shakespeare’s Leading Ladies Got Their Names

    How Shakespeare’s Leading Ladies Got Their Names1

    April 23, 1564, English poet and playwright William Shakespeare was born, forever changing the way in which we interpret the English language. In honor of the legendary writer’s birthday, we’re taking a look at some of his most strong-willed female heroines, and diving into how he landed upon each character’s memorable name. Invaluable created this

  • 25 Reactions To NaNoWriMo

    25 Reactions To NaNoWriMo0

    These 25 reactions to NaNoWriMo sum up the mayhem of National Novel Writing Month, which encourages people to write a 50,000 word novel in 30 days during the month of November. Will you be participating in NaNoWriMo 2017? If yes, then tell us how it’s going in the comments section below. 1. Getting ready for

  • 8 Useful Creative Free Web Apps For Writers

    8 Useful Creative Free Web Apps For Writers2

    Share with your writer friends this helpful list of some of the most useful creative free web apps for writers. 1. OneLook This is a beautiful, multi-functional thesaurus, and reverse dictionary. Look up the description of that word you can’t think of, and the site makes at least 100 suggestions. You can also look up

  • How To Find Your Voice As A Writer

    How To Find Your Voice As A Writer0

    Author Diana Tarant Schmidt gave a list of tips and answered questions about how to find your voice as a writer recently at the Skokie Public Library Author Showcase. Diana Tarant Schmidt’s novel, Remember for Me, is available from Amazon and Open Books Direct.

  • 7 Mother-Daughter Superstar Writers

    7 Mother-Daughter Superstar Writers0

    These mother-daughter superstar writing duos prove the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree… 1. Lisa Scottoline and daughter Francesca Serritella 2. Lois Duncan and daughter Kerry Arquette 3. Mary Higgins Clark and daughter Carol Higgins Clark 4. Jodi Picoult and daughter Samantha van Leer 5. Hilma Wolitzer and daughter Meg Wolitzer 6. Jeanne Ray and