Character development is all about drawing readers' attention to the right details at the right time—and that's only the beginning! In this article, author Kyle Massa explains how voice, physical description, and backstory can bring your characters to life.
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.
As writers, we often begin by imitating the work of our predecessors. How do we go from that stage to the next, when we discover our unique voices as writers? This article should get you started.
Is your writing risky enough? Or maybe too risky? Either way, let's examine some reasons you may (or may not) want to take some risks with your work.
Short stories aren't quite as easy to sell as novels. Do you have a story you're fond of, yet you're unsure how to use it? If so, this article is for you.
Author Kyle Massa shares five things to consider when you start recording your own audiobooks. Spoiler alert: it's not as difficult as you'd think!
From Le Guin to King, many writers have weighed in on writing itself. Here are some fantastic books that will help make your work even better.
Writing isn't all fun all the time. Rejection, obscurity, disappointment, criticism—we'll encounter them all. Next time you do, I hope this article helps you.
Are you a fantasy writer looking to find a larger audience? Try submitting your work to these writing contests!
Every published author, no matter how good they are, gets a bad review every once in a while. They can hurt, but here's how you can feel better about them.
Audience surrogates are essential elements of many fictional works. Many stories naturally feature them, but if yours doesn't, consider using the tips in this article. They might help you add a surrogate of your own.
What is a frame story, how does it work, and why would someone write one? In this article, we'll define frame stories, explore a few examples, then offer some tips on how to write your own.
Does music help you write? If so, you'll dig this article. We'll cover classical music, songs that match your project, movie soundtracks, nostalgic hits, and more.
Which is the better way to write: by hand, or by typing? Is there one right answer? Here's an author's point of view.
Dialogue is an integral part of most narrative fiction. When characters speak to one another, they reveal personality, plot, and conflict. However, it can be challenging to give our characters the right things to say. Let's work on it in this article.