Some tips and guidelines for naming fictional characters and places.
Writers must "write what you know," but one must not limit their "knowing"; research what you want to know and write about it.
Beware of plagiarism when writing about another's intellectual property such as a show.
Mingling with writers who provide respectful feedback can bolster one's self-esteem and counter the fear of writing something stupid.
Some basic tips for beginning writers.
To write simply and concisely, cut out the dead wood and wordiness.
It's important to get these three words right.
I got some value from writing workshops offered locally in the evening.
You need to know a great deal of background information you never put into your text in order to create your characters and shape your plot.
To find a really good publishing house, your best bet is to go through a literary agent.