This month we look at The Novel Factory, a writing app that will appeal to all the planners out there. The app walks you through 16 highly-detailed steps that include defining your basic premise, setting out your plot points, fleshing out your characters, building your world, generating scenes, weaving your plot details together, and so much more. It even takes you through the submission process. What makes this program so incredibly useful is that you learn about the process of writing a novel as you go.
Do you want to write but aren't sure where to start? In this post, we offer tips for finding writing inspiration... even if you feel lost!
Is the structure of your book important? Certainly! You should pay attention to the structure of both your overall book and your individual chapters. In this article, we examine how to structure a book chapter effectively.
If you're writing a fantasy novel, you'll need to consider the magic system within your story's world. In this article, we look at how to build a realistic and engaging magic system from scratch.
Writers around the world use Joseph Campbell's hero's journey to plot and outline their work. Learn more about Campbell's work in this article.
Ever thought about writing historical romance? We interviewed author Rachelle Rea Cobb to get her tips for researching and writing in this genre.
Romance readers want fresh stories, but they also have certain expectations. Here's how to freshen up romance writing while also giving your readers what they expect from their favorite genre.
The Hero's Journey (also known as monomyth) is a common template for stories where a hero goes on an adventure, faces challenges, and returns home. Learn how to use this story structure.
Have you discovered the AuthorTube world? Here are 13 of the best writing channels on YouTube.
There is a wealth of information out there about writing fiction and selling your books. How do you know which courses are worth your time and money? Check out our list of the eight best online courses for fiction writers.
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.
Maps don't have to be just a pretty feature for the front of your book. They can help you plot a detailed, realistic story. Here are four ways you can use maps to plan your novel.
If you're considering using a beta reader, what should you do before you send your work to them? These tips will save you time, get you the feedback you need, and make the best use of your beta reader.
How to plan a thriller novel with exciting characters and tight suspense to keep your reader on the edge of their seat.
Learn how software can help you create a compelling world for your science fiction or fantasy novel.