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.
Need to save some time on your writing? Here's how to be more efficient with your work without taking shortcuts.
George R.R. Martin's Red Wedding is perhaps one of the most unexpected and visceral moments in commercial literature history. Here's why it worked so well, and how you can put similar moments into your work.
Horror is all about psychology. In this article, author Kyle A. Massa analyzes not only what scares readers, but why it scares them.
Have you tried ProWritingAid's dynamite Google Chrome extension? Here's how to get started.
Bland verbs make for mundane stories. Some might be permissible or even necessary. But too many boring verbs pull the life out of even the liveliest writing. So what are some ways to use more vivid verbs? Let’s discuss.
Hereditary is a masterwork of horror, both visually and in terms of writing. Here are five writing techniques that make it especially chilling.
We're halfway through National Novel Writing Month! Here are some tips on making sure you finish.
Great writers also tend to be great readers. Reading intentionally, rewriting what you read, and analyzing structure are just a few ways you can use your reading to support your writing. In this article, we look at some reading exercises you can use to develop your own writing style.
Have a story you need to tell, but afraid you don't have the budget? Here are some tips for publishing your story without breaking the bank. Here's how you can become an indie author on a budget.
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.