Stornello: Poetic Forms

Stornello: Poetic Forms

Poetic Form Fridays are made to share various poetic forms. This week, we look at the stornello, an Italian tercet form. Stornello Poems The stornello is an Italian tercet (or 3-line stanza) form with 11 syllables per line and an aaa end rhyme. It’s as simple as that!...
How to Hone Your High Concept Pitch

How to Hone Your High Concept Pitch

Do you have a high concept book in the works? Literary agent Danielle Burby gives her best tips on how to improve your high concept pitch so it connects with an agent or editor. A high concept idea is based on a simple “what-if” premise that can be pitched in one to...
Writing Characters with Personality

Writing Characters with Personality

Last week, I turned in my new book to my editor, and immediately answered the siren song of the next one—the so-called affair book, unsullied by the drudgery and frustration of actual writing. Sadly, the affair book is now my WIP, so it won’t be long before it sports...
Five Places to Visit in Barcelona

Five Places to Visit in Barcelona

In In Barcelona, Finding Deals With Gaudí as GuideJuly 12, 201752 Places to Go in 2019Jan. 8, 2019Follow NY Times Travel on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. Get weekly updates from our Travel Dispatch newsletter, with tips on traveling smarter, destination coverage...
Why You Need an Email List Now

Why You Need an Email List Now

You need an email list. It’s just that simple. If you want to write a book that sells thousands of copies or more, you need people paying attention to your work. If you want your message to spread, you need people’s permission to communicate with them. And if you want...
Your Story #100: Submit Now!

Your Story #100: Submit Now!

Image from Getty Prompt: Write the opening line to a story based on the photo prompt above. You can be poignant, funny, witty, etc.; it is, after all, your story. Use the submission form below OR email your submission directly to yourstorycontest@fwmedia.com with the...