The Decision to Succeed

If confidence and direction are lacking, here are three points of wisdom shared from Writers of the Future Grand Prize winner Volume 38.

Why I Subscribe to the Barbossa Philosophy

How first knowing the rules and then knowingly not following them can lead to success, because if something feels right for a story, try it.

Taking the Scenic Route

One author’s journey filled with detours, potholes, meandering side trips, self-doubt, and ultimate success…

Journey Over Destination

One writer’s journey to realizing a life’s dream and how Writers of the Future helped her achieve it.

Writers of the Future Podcast: Author Interview with Zack Be, Storm Humbert, and Luke Wildman

Listen to the Writers and Illustrators of the Future podcast on writing with Writers of the Future winners Zack Be, Storm Humbert, and Luke Wildman on what winning has meant to them and how to become an author.

Writers of the Future Podcast: Author Interview with Jeff Edwards

Listen to the Writers and Illustrators of the Future podcast with Jeff Edwards on writing about ordinary men and women working together to do extraordinary things which was something he experienced in his military career.

The Writer Whisperer, David Farland

Dave Farland (Wolverton) was an extraordinary individual and friend to all writers, always lending a helping hand. He will be greatly missed.

Writers of the Future Podcast: Author Interview with Douglas E. Richards

Writers of the Future Podcast interview with Douglas E. Richards, with tips for writers on research, speculation vs. scientific accuracy, and aliens & UFOs.

Writers of the Future Podcast: Author Interview with A.G. Riddle

A.G. Riddle, a self-publishing sensation with his Atlantis Gene, discusses his not-so-fast journey to success.

Advice on Writing Fantasy

Whenever you have a new story idea, ask yourself what story you can confidently tell that nobody else would think to? Tell that story, and whether the world scoffs or rejoices, you’ll at least have made your own place in it.