How to Outline Your Novel With Scrivener's Outliner and Corkboard

How to Outline Your Novel With Scrivener's Outliner and Corkboard

Scrivener’s Outliner and Corkboard both allow you to view the whole of your project at a glance—creating, cutting, and organizing new chapters and scenes with ease. To make the most of each option, let’s explore Outliner and Corkboard modes together.

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Our Favorite Christmas Books

Our Favorite Christmas Books

'Tis the season, folks! We've got a list of the 25 best Christmas books ever written. Take a look and let us know if your favorite made the cut.

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Top 12 Chick Lit Books of All Time

Top 12 Chick Lit Books of All Time

Twelve top chick lit books to keep you laughing, crying, and sitting on the edge of your seat as their heroines struggle through life and come out the other side a better woman.

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How to Self-Edit Your Novel to Improve Readability

How to Self-Edit Your Novel to Improve Readability

Find out how to strengthen the readability of your novel through self-editing by reviewing the 38 Story Elements covered in this article. Professional Editor JoeEllen Nordström helps you tackle the three main categories of plot, character, and setting. By ensuring you use and vary each of these three primary story elements accurately, you can create a powerful story which keeps your readers returning and again

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Handwriting vs. Typing: Which Is Better?

Handwriting vs. Typing: Which Is Better?

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.

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Webinar Replay: Fictionary Walkthrough with CEO, Kristina Stanley

Webinar Replay: Fictionary Walkthrough with CEO, Kristina Stanley

In this recording of a live session, Kristina Stanley, CEO and Founder of Fictionary, showed us how her groundbreaking new story editing software can help you evaluate and revise your manuscript against the 38 Story Elements professional editors look for. Watch the replay now.

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How Do Fiction Writers Make Money Today?

How Do Fiction Writers Make Money Today?

Yes, you can make money writing fiction. But generating a profit means more than just writing a good book. Learn what the successful authors are doing today to make a living.

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Outline Your Book Series to Sell More Books and Keep Readers Buying

Outline Your Book Series to Sell More Books and Keep Readers Buying

Learn how to plan your book series from overall theme to individual books. Follow these top tips for success.

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How Taylor Swift Uses Rhetorical Devices

How Taylor Swift Uses Rhetorical Devices

Ever wondered what makes Taylor Swift's songs so popular? Sure, the music is incredible—but it's the rhetorical devices she uses that make her lyrics shine.

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The Best Romance Novels Ever Written

The Best Romance Novels Ever Written

Continuing our Essential Reading series, this month we’re focusing on romance novels, from the classics to the breathless reads of today’s masters.

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What Should I Read Next? Check Out the Best Books of All Time in Each Genre

What Should I Read Next? Check Out the Best Books of All Time in Each Genre

The best way to learn about great writing is to read great books. Writers need to read differently from other people. They can't just sit back and let the story wash over them. They need to be studying the work of their favorite authors and constantly asking themselves questions. Here are some great books to get those creative juices flowing.

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What’s It Like to Do NaNoWriMo? Here’s One Author's Diary

What’s It Like to Do NaNoWriMo? Here’s One Author's Diary

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.

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Why a Bad Ending Can Ruin a Great Story

Why a Bad Ending Can Ruin a Great Story

A great story can be ruined by a bad ending. There are simple rules to follow that can help you avoid that from happening. Save your ending and keep your readers!

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Our Favorite Black Friday Offers for Writers in 2020

Our Favorite Black Friday Offers for Writers in 2020

As we head into Black Friday and Cyber Monday for 2020, there are some great deals on courses, software, and books for writers. We think there will be something on this list that will help you become a better, more successful writer. We’ll continue scouring the internet for deals this week, but if you come across any others, let us know and we’ll add them to the list!

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3 Ways to Improve Your Dialogue

3 Ways to Improve Your Dialogue

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.

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