About Jonathan Holowka

Author of ELEMENTALISTS: THE FIRES OF CANICUS. Owner of WritingABookCafe.com. Helping writers succeed from planning, to publishing and beyond.

How to Write a Query Letter That Will Get You an Agent

You've written and edited your novel at this point and want to know how to write a query letter that will get you a literary agent. It's not an easy thing to do. Ask anyone who's written a query letter and they'll tell you as much. I certainly will. Writing a good query letter means [...]

By | 2017-05-18T18:30:24+00:00 July 27th, 2016|Publishing|0 Comments

How to Plan a Novel or a Nonfiction Book

So you're wondering how to plan a novel or a nonfiction book? Before you go any further, you may wish to read this article on how to start writing a book with or without a plan and find out if planning a novel is right for you. It's important to remember that the best way to [...]

By | 2017-05-18T18:30:24+00:00 July 21st, 2016|Planning|0 Comments

The Top 10 Writing Mistakes to Avoid

Whether you're just starting your book or are some ways into it already, you undoubtedly want to make sure that you're free of as many writing mistakes as possible. I'm not talking specifically about grammar errors here, but the bigger issues - the things that can make a literary agent stop reading a manuscript and [...]

By | 2017-05-18T18:30:24+00:00 July 18th, 2016|Writing|0 Comments

The Ultimate Guide for Writing Dialogue in Your Novel

Writing dialogue is easy, writing good dialogue is a lot harder. There a major difference between characters in books, on TV shows and in movies who speak in a way that the viewer can believe, versus those who don't. In fact, good dialogue transcends beyond the mere words a character speaks, it helps define the traits and [...]

By | 2017-05-18T18:30:24+00:00 July 13th, 2016|Writing|0 Comments

10 Unusual Writing Tips to Make You More Productive

No matter whether you’re a first time writer or an experienced one, it goes without saying that we all have our on-days and our off-days. Sometimes we can sit down in front of our computers and pump out a 2,000 word blog post in a couple of hours. Other days, five espressos in a row [...]

By | 2017-05-18T18:30:24+00:00 July 13th, 2016|Writing|0 Comments

How to Start Writing a Book With or Without a Plan

You've had an idea in your head gnawing at you like an itch underneath your skin. You want to scratch it but there are so many mental blocks getting in your way. Congratulations! You, like so many others before you, have been bitten by the writing bug. The only way to make this particular itch go [...]

By | 2017-05-18T18:30:25+00:00 July 10th, 2016|Planning|0 Comments