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Different Types of Characters in a Story

When you’re writing, you have different tools and components at your disposal—plot, structure, character, theme, etc. You manipulate these things to make your work the best it can be, and having a good understanding of how all of these components work means you can move them around with intention. Characters are sort of like pawns. To know what...

7 Tips From The Office Writers to Improve Your Writing

Few shows took comedy by storm more than The Office. It was a hilarious show that was an American version of The Office from the United Kingdom. Even years after it aired, it was still the most streamed TV show in 2020. Considering how popular the show was, how many actors became famous from it, and how many seasons there were,...

How to Make a Book Cover: 9 Great Options If You’re Self-Publishing

After spending weeks, months or maybe even years perfecting the words in your book, you’re probably ready to toss it online and cross your fingers that you’ll receive rave reviews. But before you jump on the self-publishing bandwagon, take some time to learn how to make a book cover — an amazing one, at that! When people browse books,...

An Amazing New Version of selfpublishing.com Is Here…

There are many ways to make life-changing money with your writing talent. From establishing an online blog, to finding profitable freelance work, there’s something to suit every skill set. At The Write Life we’ve aimed to support and encourage you, no matter what your objectives are. However, one of the best ways to make money writing often...

7 Great Gifts for Aspiring Writers

Christmas is right around the corner, and if you’re anything like me, you’re frantically rushing to finish up your holiday shopping. If you’re a writer, you might also (like me) find yourself completely at a loss when someone asks you what you want for Christmas. The older I get, the more I find I don’t want to accumulate new items in my home—the point...

21 Hanukkah Writing Prompts for Reflection and Celebration

If you’re looking for Hanukkah writing prompts, you’ve come to the right place for some creative ideas. Every holiday season is a good time to reflect, think about the holiday you celebrate, why it matters to you, and come up with creative prompts for writing and reflection. Hanukkah is observed over the span of eight days and...

How To Use Sensory Language In Your Writing

The term “sensory language” refers to language used in writing that connects the readers to real life senses—touch, sight, sound, smell, and taste. Writing with sensory language falls into the “show don’t tell” realm of writing advice, where painting a vivid picture of what you want your reader to see is much more impactful than just listing...

Top Cozy Mystery Authors (+3 New Authors to Read)

Mystery books are always fun to read and finding new authors can give you a ton of new books to read in the future. If you like this genre of books, you’re most likely on the hunt for the top cozy mystery authors. Cozy mystery is its own genre of books that spark memories of watching old Murder, She Wrote shows. They’re under the umbrella of...

How To Become A Literary Agent

If you want know how to become a literary agent, you have a great goal. Agents are the link between the writer and the publisher, and largely responsible for making a book go from the writer’s hands into the hands of the public.  Without literary agents, traditionally published authors would have an extremely difficult time getting published....

How To Use Affiliate Marketing On Your Writing Website

Whatever form you use to publish your books, traditional or self-publishing, affiliate marketing is a great way to earn a second income stream through your platform. With countless books being published in both spheres, daily, making money from writing can feel daunting.  However, being an author today is quite similar to being an entrepreneur....

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