Whatever you write, you should consider how easy your writing is to understand. Luckily, there are programs that can do it for you. Here are six of the best readability checkers. Bonus: they're all free!
Even if your fantasy character has magical powers and pointy ears, readers want to believe your character is real. Here are the four things you need to know to craft realistic, relatable fantasy characters.
Most authors have fallen down the research rabbit hole and been unable to find the detail they need on Google. Here are six other ways to find reliable, accurate information when researching your novel.
As authors, we want our readers to feel as if they are there in the story. Sensory detail is the best way to do this. Here are eight ways to improve sensory detail in your writing.
Have you ever wondered what it's really like to write a novel in thirty days? Join author Krystal N. Craiker on her journey through NaNoWriMo 2020.
ProWritingAid is so much more than a grammar checker, but it's hard to know which reports you need. Here are six reports you may be overlooking that you should definitely be using.
The world of literary devices isn't limited to similes and metaphors. Here are seven lesser-known and underappreciated rhetorical tools to add to your wordsmith toolbox.
Writing clearly and concisely is no easy feat. Many people have a tendency to "overwrite," and it's hard to know how to edit. That's where the Paramedic Method comes in.
Text expanders, also known as text snippets or text shortcuts, can save you time and energy for all your writing needs. Find out what snippets are, why you need them, and discover the ten best text expander tools.
You've signed up for NaNoWriMo, but now you think 50,000 words in a month seems daunting. Here are seven pieces of advice for surviving National Novel Writing Month from NaNo veteran and volunteer Krystal N. Craiker.
Do your antecedents agree with your pronouns? What are antecedents anyway? Find out everything you need to know in this article.
There's no such thing as a perfect manuscript, but you'll get as close as possible if you read your book out loud before you publish. Here's why.
Dialogue, dialogue tags, and action beats. Commas, dashes, and quotation marks. Punctuating dialogue doesn't have to be difficult. Here's what you need to know.
Have you ever noticed that many fantasy and sci-fi cultures all sound pretty much the same? Don't make the same mistake. Here's what you need to know about crafting compelling and diverse fictional cultures.