Writing on Wednesday is my weekly feature for sharing great writing tips I’ve found around the web. As an aspiring writer I’m always open to advice from more experienced writers and authors. Many of the blogs I feature have invaluable advice, week after week. Feel free to share the posts you’ve found most helpful!


1. Practical Tips for the Nighttime Novelist – These are great tips from Joseph Bates, author of The Nighttime Novelist.

2. Why Grammar and Punctuation Matter – No kidding, right? Wait. It’s not just about correct and incorrect–it’s what it can do for the quality of your writing.

3. The Nine Circles of Writing Hell – Nathan Bransford always manages to deal it out in style.

4. How I Write: The Story Bible – The term, Story Bible was unknown to me before reading this article, but it’s something I’ve employed in my own writing. If you are writing a novel this is essential.

5. “Read, read, read. Read everything — trash, classics, good and bad, and see how they do it. Just like a carpenter who works as an apprentice and studies the master. Read! You’ll absorb it. Then write. If it’s good, you’ll find out. If it’s not, throw it out of the window.”   — William Faulkner