7 Ways to Share Your Short Story

7 Ways to Share Your Short Story

Short stories aren't quite as easy to sell as novels. Do you have a story you're fond of, yet you're unsure how to use it? If so, this article is for you.

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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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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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How to Write Authentic Settings for Your Novel

How to Write Authentic Settings for Your Novel

"Someone did something somewhere." That's every story at its most basic. The "somewhere" is setting, but "somewhere" isn't especially vivid. Here's how to make your settings feel detailed, interesting, and authentic.

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What's in a Blurb? How to Write the Perfect Book Description

What's in a Blurb? How to Write the Perfect Book Description

It can feel overwhelming to capture the essence of your book in a short description, but it's important your blurb fits your genre. Here are some things to keep in mind based on an analysis of the top-selling books in multiple genres.

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Action Beats: The Author's Multi-Tool

Action Beats: The Author's Multi-Tool

Action beats are often used in lieu of dialogue tags to show body language and to denote who is talking. But action beats are also useful for showing characterization, setting, and even world-building!

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13 Mistakes First-Time Romance Authors Make

13 Mistakes First-Time Romance Authors Make

Bestselling romance authors share mistakes that newbie romance authors should avoid when writing, marketing, and building their business.

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Balancing Expectations and Breaking Tropes in Romance Writing

Balancing Expectations and Breaking Tropes in Romance Writing

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.

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Interview with Historical Romance Author Rachelle Rea Cobb

Interview with Historical Romance Author Rachelle Rea Cobb

Ever thought about writing historical romance? We interviewed author Rachelle Rea Cobb to get her tips for researching and writing in this genre.

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Nora Roberts' Formula for The Perfect Romantic Read

Nora Roberts' Formula for The Perfect Romantic Read

No one wants a wishy-washy hero. In this article, we take a look at how Nora Roberts writes romance novels readers love by building strong characters before anything else.

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How to Write Dialogue in a Narrative Paragraph

How to Write Dialogue in a Narrative Paragraph

Want to learn how to use dialogue in your writing? This article can help.

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Love Stories from Around the World.

Love Stories from Around the World.

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