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.
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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"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.
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.
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!
When you build another world, you’re responsible for creating everything from the flora and fauna surviving in this new universe to a variety of species, including man, who inhabit your world. Here's how to do it.
Want to create fictional races or species in your book? Writer Kathy Edens has the tips you need. In this article, she'll offer her advice on the best ways to do it.