Articles by Kathy Edens
Kathy Edens is a blogger, a ghost writer, and content master who loves writing about anything and everything. Check out her book The Novel-Writing Training Plan: 17 Steps to Get Your Ideas in Shape for the Marathon of Writing or contact her at www.kathy-edens.com.
Continuing our Essential Reading series, this month we’re focusing on romance novels, from the classics to the breathless reads of today’s masters.Read More »
Continuing our walk through of Orson Scott Card’s Characters & Viewpoint, we turn our attention to the types of characters available to novelists today. Author Kathy Edens explores the characters and viewpoints you need in your fiction writing.Read More »
Stuck wondering what a prepositional phrase is? In this article, we teach you everything you need to know about prepositions.Read More »
Nothing can be more intimidating to a writer than the blank page. In this article, we examine how to love writing, even when it feels impossible.Read More »
Everywhere you look, there are chatbots taking over customer service, self-driving cars populating the roads, and virtual reality games augmenting the real world. But will AI ever truly take over writing from humans? Author Kathy Edens explains why not.Read More »
Mystery. Suspense. Who doesn’t love a good brain twister, especially when you don’t find out until the end whodunnit? There are some big names on the list, but others might surprise you. Is your favourite yarn in there?
Let’s take a look at the best 25 mysteries ever written.Read More »
Every writer knows plagiarism is bad. We must all express ourselves uniquely without stealing thoughts, words, and ideas from others. But sometimes it’s hard to be original and unintentional plagiarism creeps into our work. Especially when on a tight deadline, you may let another’s work slip into your content without proper attribution.Why is plagiarism bad?Read More »
How do you craft a character that everyone loves to love or loves to hate? In this article, author Kathy Edens examines the characteristics you should give your characters depending on the audience reaction you're seeking.Read More »
ProWritingAid has customizable reports that help you find any manner of technical or stylistic gaffes in your work. Besides the 25+ reports that help you polish your work, you can use the House Style or the Combo Check. But what’s the difference between these two?Read More »
Not all characters are created equal. We teach you the techniques you need to grab your readers by the emotional coat-tails with these three character types.Read More »
Back in 2017, we listed our favorite Facebook groups and tons of readers wrote in sharing amazing groups that hadn't made the cut. So, for 2018, we're adding more great Facebook groups to our list.Read More »
Many new writers get stuck in a vicious loop: they can't get new clients because they don't have a portfolio and they don't have a portfolio because they can't get clients. Here are four ways to get clients when you don't have a lot of experience.Read More »
How do you make life's hardest decisions? These five questions will help you make tough choices.Read More »
Sales letters are excellent tools for companies to generate leads. Whether you’re strictly online only or a brick-and-mortar business, both snail mail sales letters and emails can drum up hot leads that you can convert into sales. But—and this is big—only if you get it right.
Copywriters and content marketers should hone their sales letter skills. At some point, a client may ask you to write a bona fide sales letter, prospecting email, or a landing page. They all need certain elements to convert.
There are plenty of "experts" out there who spout off how best to write a sales letter. Let’s focus on what not to do when writing your sales letter so you can avoid these common pitfalls.Read More »
Let’s take a look at the four types of stories that Orson Scott Card says comprises every novel. He uses the acronym "MICE", which stands for milieu, idea, character, event.
Within this framework, Card argues something deeply contoversial: not all novels require in-depth characterization.Read More »
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