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Writing the Perfect Hook

January 22, 2020 by Evan Braun
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This is the first post in special series that will unpack the criteria we consider when evaluating manuscripts. Whether you are in the midst of writing, or have already received feedback from us, our hope is that this series will provide the insight you need to make your manuscript even better. View the full series http://wordalivepress... Click to continue reading


Let’s Talk About Adjectives

December 11, 2019 by Evan Braun


Adjectives are a key ingredient in making your writing come to life in vivid and exciting ways. Without them, you’ll more than likely end up with fairly dry prose... Click to continue reading


Fairer Than the Sons of Men

November 27, 2019 by Benno Kurvits

As a writer, I’ve been musing over the enigmatic verse tagged as the first one of Psalm 45

My heart is overflowing with a good theme;
I recite my composit... Click to continue reading


Writing an Effective Synopsis

November 21, 2019 by Evan Braun


So you’ve finished your book, perhaps you’ve hired an editor to help polish it up, and now you’re ready to start submitting it to publishers... Click to continue reading