Every New Years I talk to authors who have big writing and publishing plans for the new year. And yes, as you know, most of them never pan out. Does that happen to you, too? This is all too common, and I think it’s partly due to an assumption many of us have that writing […]
Make your writing pleasing, memorable, unique and rhythmic so that the reader really feels the impact of the journey they have been through.
Backstory works in order to write a seamless story that captures a readers’ attention. What happened before colors everything that happens now.
How you move through scenes and chapters is part of the art of writing. It dictates the flow, or pace, of your work. Have you mastered the art of the scene?
A book or website that relies almost entirely on using quotations written by others can be done, but not without doing a lot of homework.
Every writer needs to master the art of dialogue. If a writer gets it wrong, they risk losing their reader right from the start.
Here are four truths and four myths about publishing a novel that will help you on your journey to becoming a novelist enjoyable and rewarding.
Are you getting the story out of your head and onto the page in your opening chapter? Here’s how to recognize and shake off the burden of knowledge.
In order to write a great first chapter for a book, you have to start in the right place. There are two main ways writers tend to get this wrong.
Do you write the right chord or fill your paragraphs with words that don’t move the story or premise forward because you feel you’ve got to fill up space?