Negative adjectives are useful for describing unpleasant people and things. In this article, you'll find hundreds of negative adjectives you can use.
Hyphens and dashes look similar but have different meanings and uses. While hyphens join together words or parts of words, dashes indicate a pause or range. Discover everything you need to know about hyphens and dashes in this article.
How to plan a thriller novel with exciting characters and tight suspense to keep your reader on the edge of their seat.
We look at how to modify The Hero’s Journey to outline a crime novel readers will love. Your imagination is key to developing characters and situations that make your story unique.
Introduction to creating characters for crime fiction. Best approaches for the character tropes to engage readers in your story.
Ideas for creating a unique crime novel come from asking who, what, and why questions. This list will help spark your imagination.
Before a leader writes articles, white papers, emails, and internal communications, they need to establish a language that resonates throughout the business. In this blog post, we explore how to create language guidelines for clear communication within your team.
Your introduction to writing a whodunit, from the cast of characters you need to a framework to construct the puzzle at the heart of your mystery.
How to recognize plot holes in your novel and top tips for fixing them. Master these skills to give your reader an immersive experience.
An introduction to story development for script writers. From your vision to the final piece, be prepared to need a tough skin. Here's what to expect.
When you want to sound smart, using good grammar will help you reach and connect with your audience. Like common sense, grammar helps your reader understand without being baffled. From word choice to punctuation to citations, here's how to show your smarts by writing it right.
Finding plot holes is half the problem, knowing how to fix them is the other half. We take a look at ten plot problems and what to do to make your story stronger.
Proofreading is the reading of a galley proof or an electronic copy of a publication to find and correct production errors in the text. Copy-editing is the final stage of editing before you publish your manuscript. Learn which one you really need, and how to find the right editor for your book.
It’s easy to use your real town in your novel because you know all the setting details—weather, culture, town history, local politics. But even if set in a real place, you’ll be surprised at how much you don’t know and the research you still have to do to write a convincing novel. In this article, find out how to fictionalize your town to use its details in your novel.
When writers begin things in the middle, they plunge the reader into things that are already happening. No intro. No backstory. No weather description. Action is happening, and the reader is right there. Find out how to use _in medias res_ to capture your readers' attention.