Webinar: Organize Your Story Ideas and Write a Fantasy Novel

Webinar: Organize Your Story Ideas and Write a Fantasy Novel

If you have an idea for a fantasy novel that is waiting to leap onto the page but have no idea where to start, you're in the right place. During this workshop, bestselling fantasy author Angela J. Ford will help you dig deep into taking your ideas and turning them into a story readers adore.

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Webinar: How to Write Page-Turning YA Fantasy That Keeps Readers Up at Night

Webinar: How to Write Page-Turning YA Fantasy That Keeps Readers Up at Night

Do you want to write the next YA fantasy sensation? In this workshop, fantasy author Stephanie BwaBwa will dive deep into creating a page turning novel that will keep your readers up at night. She'll break down the main elements all YA Fantasy novels need.

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Creating an Anti-Hero Like Homer Simpson

Creating an Anti-Hero Like Homer Simpson

Homer Simpson has only one focus in this world: himself. He has some pretty unlikable characteristics, I'm sure everyone can agree. Why do we love to hate Homer and hate to love him so much? Because he's a well-done anti-hero, that's why.

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Get Gatekeepers’ Attention with Your Script’s First Ten Pages

Get Gatekeepers’ Attention with Your Script’s First Ten Pages

How to introduce your unique and universal story in the first ten pages of your script to make readers – and film producers – care.

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How to Integrate Character Traits to Create Believable Characters

How to Integrate Character Traits to Create Believable Characters

Do your characters feel flat? Here's how to develop traits to create three-dimensional characters that come to life in your novel.

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How to Build Your Story Idea and Start Writing Your Novel

How to Build Your Story Idea and Start Writing Your Novel

How to go from story idea to a well-formed novel concept. Begin writing your novel today with the right planning process.

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A Complete Guide to Crafting Unique Fantasy and Sci-Fi Cultures

A Complete Guide to Crafting Unique Fantasy and Sci-Fi Cultures

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.

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The Best Free Novel-Writing Software

The Best Free Novel-Writing Software

If you think a fancy novel-writing app costs too much money, you're in luck. We've got four awesome programs for authors that are totally free!

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Stop Worrying about Character: Start Focusing on Relationships

Stop Worrying about Character: Start Focusing on Relationships

Relationships let us bring dimension and nuance to characters by giving them attributes that only appear when they’re with another person. Find out how to craft memorable characters by focussing on their relationships, not their eye colour.

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Garbage Sorting for Writers: From Yucky First Draft to a Manuscript Worth Keeping

Garbage Sorting for Writers: From Yucky First Draft to a Manuscript Worth Keeping

Just finished writing your novel? It's time to take out the trash, but not before seeing what you can salvage. Sorting and re-sorting (i.e. assessing and revising) are what will turn your yucky first draft into a manuscript worth keeping. Transform your first draft with tips from professional copy editor Katie Pavel.

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Is Campfire Pro The Writing App For You?

Is Campfire Pro The Writing App For You?

Campfire Pro is one of the newest novel planning and worldbuilding apps on the market. Check out our review of this program to find out if it's worth buying.

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How to Keep Readers Reading with Story Tension

How to Keep Readers Reading with Story Tension

Dramatic questions create external and internal story tension. Create a protagonist who confronts both to keep readers turning pages.

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Avoiding Deus Ex Machina: How to Create a Satisfying Payoff in Your Novel

Avoiding Deus Ex Machina: How to Create a Satisfying Payoff in Your Novel

Storytelling doesn't have to be ultra efficient, but it does need to make sense. If you've ever watched the ending of a movie and thought "that was convenient," it probably used deus ex machina. Avoid sudden twists of fate and learn how to set up the payoffs in your novel with these tips and examples.

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Writing Advice from Jenna Moreci: The 10 Worst Writing Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Writing Advice from Jenna Moreci: The 10 Worst Writing Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Author and writing guru Jenna Moreci explains the top 10 most common writing quirks and how to fix them in her latest video. Here's how you can use ProWritingAid to find and fix these writing mistakes.

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Mastering Conflict in Fiction: 7 Types of Conflict and How to Use Them

Mastering Conflict in Fiction: 7 Types of Conflict and How to Use Them

Conflict is THE driving force in fiction, but authors often avoid writing conflict into their stories. Learn the 7 conflict types and why to use them in your novel.

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