You know those bite-size candy bars you get for Halloween? Flash fiction is similar; tiny, but still tasty. In this article, we’re going to explore flash fiction and what makes it so fun. Here's what it is, why it's awesome, and how to write it.
Bored of bullet points? Here are 3 more interesting ways to outline your novel. Whether you prefer pen and paper or a screen, you'll find a method that suits your writing style.
Are you ready to strike out on your own and become an independent author? Indie author Kyle A. Massa examines the best reasons to say yes.
No matter whether you're indie or with a publisher, email marketing is an essential skill for any serious writer. Here are some ways to improve at it.
"Someone did something somewhere." That's every story at its most basic. The "somewhere" is setting, but "somewhere" isn't especially vivid. Here's how to make your settings feel detailed, interesting, and authentic.
Have an author website? You can sell books directly to your readers from it! Here's how to make it work.
Writing a story with a huge cast? Here are some tips on managing all those characters, and the plotlines they inevitably create.
Have you tried writing by dictation? Many writers are doing it these days. Here's an intro on the subject, plus a few ways to decide if it's right for you.
Every great character has a great backstory. Here's how to develop it and choose what to reveal to your readers.
Many writers recognize the value of email marketing. However, it can get tedious after a while, especially if you're doing the same things over and over. Here's how to spice up your email marketing.
A fantasy novel with a lame setting is like a rock song played on kazoo. A strong setting adds richness and depth to your book that few other fictional elements can offer. In this article, author Kyle Massa explains how to build a strong fantasy setting.
Dialogue is how your readers learn characters’ thoughts and sometimes their personality traits. The key to effective dialogue is to manage your use of dialogue tags. In this article, we explain how to use ProWritingAid's Dialogue Tag check.
Epistolary storytelling is a fun technique for any writer. Here's what it is, what to do with it, and why it's fun.
There were many missteps in the "Star Wars" prequel films, not least of all the invention of Jar-Jar Binks. Here's how to avoid those same mistakes in your work. How wude!
A good feedback loop is essential for good writing. Yet sometimes it might feel harsh to be honest about another writer's work. Here's how to do it in a respectful—yet still helpful—way.