You can outline a story in great detail... but should you? What happens when you have a new idea in the middle of writing? Instead of having to retool your whole outline, learn to craft your story to allow for surprise—both for you and for your reader.
If you are one of those busy humans who count themselves as part of the writing profession, here are the best podcasts to help revamp your style, give you some tips for publishing on multiple platforms, and inspire you to rededicate yourself to your craft.
Know the difference between antagonist and villain. Read this article for tips on how to use them in your story to create obstacles for your protagonist and build tension for your reader.
What is the perfect length for your eBook? The truth is, there is no right or wrong answer. Your eBook should only be as long as it needs to be to cover all the important and relevant information.
Are you a new writer? Discover why planning speeds up your writing time, and check out these steps for planning your novel.
A word cloud is “an image composed of words used in a particular text or subject, in which the size of each word indicates its frequency or importance.” So, the more often a specific words appears in your text, the bigger and bolder it appears in your word cloud. ProWritingAid has a Word Cloud Gallery that makes it easy to create word clouds based on the text you paste into the tool.
In this article, we cover how to create a lively middle in your novel that keeps readers engaged.
Backstory enriches your characters but slows down the story. Zara Altair offers tips on how to use backstory in your novel.
Even if your writing is stellar and your characters are engaging, your novel will fall flat if you don't master these five key plot points.
Learn the difference between surprise and suspense and how to use them in your story. In this article, writer Zara Altair breaks down when and where to use each.
Every author gets stuck at some point when writing a book. Here's what you can do to unstick your story and get back to writing.
A stimulus can transform creative writing in the classroom. Use these simple ideas to improve writing outcomes and get the excitement back into your lessons.
From describing your readers to choosing a mentor book, this article covers the key things you need to know about writing a children's book.
What is a red herring in a story? This article contains tips for successful use of red herrings to confound your protagonist and your readers.
Plot, structure, and story are all important parts of the creative writing and editing process. In this article, Fictionary CEO Kristina Stanley explains each term.