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22 октября 2019

Dialogue is an interaction between two (usually; sometimes more) characters. But you can up the intrigue, suspense, and/or meaning of a scene when you have a third thing drawing the attention of the two characters. That’s triangulation in a ...

14 октября 2019

All successful writers are bookworms first and writers second. Whether you read fiction or nonfiction, it’s important to constantly fill your mind with the work of those who’ve mastered their craft. 
Not only do you exercise your creativity muscle ...

06 октября 2019

Looking for writing inspiration?
Since 1990, the media organization known simply as TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) has hosted an annual conference with presentations devoted to “Ideas worth spreading.”
These “TED Talks,” as they came to ...

30 сентября 2019

To ForeShadow or Not to Foreshadow
Not every plot point in your story needs to be hinted at over the course of your story. If you do, you run the risk of flooding your book with more hints than your readers will be able to navigate.
So, how do you ...

23 сентября 2019

THE BEST NOVELS—THE STORIES ENSHRINED FOREVER ON OUR BOOKSHELVES—ARE THE ONES THAT FEEL TRULY MAGICAL.
If you’re hoping to create this same effect in your own novel, keep these four methods in mind…
1) Leave Some Mysteries Unanswered
When ...

16 сентября 2019

Streamlining your writing process is useful. Whether you’re gearing up for a novel-writing challenge such as NaNoWriMo, or simply have a personal deadline. Here are 10 tips for writing a novel in a month:
 

Make preparations, even if ...

08 сентября 2019

Fiction Prompts

Write about a character who has just met someone new and quickly falls in love. Their new partner has a lot in common with the main character. The only catch? The significant other is the main character’s imaginary friend ...

25 августа 2019

What is a writer’s notebook?
It is where a writer can keep all of his ideas, prompts, random stories, and other inspirational content. In other words, it’s a place to keep your inspiration (loosely) organized.
 
WHAT TO INCLUDE IN YOUR ...

17 августа 2019

One of the biggest reasons J. K. Rowling turned the fans of her Harry Potter series into fanatics were—besides from the exceptional characters and rich world building—the clues and hidden secrets that were sprinkled through each book. These things ...

12 августа 2019

The Importance of Myths

Myths are the first stories ever told. The kind that was told around the fire to entertain and teach children to distinguish right from wrong — but most importantly, they were told because we needed to make sense of the ...