Why You're Writing Your Mentor All Wrong ~ Author Arabella K. Federico
Why does your mentor character suck? Because you're writing them wrong. I'll tell you how to write your mentor right, and ditch the old wise man trope.
8 Tips To Improve Your Descriptive Writing
Descriptive writing. It's important. It's how your readers can picture where events are taking place, it's the mode of writing that allows you to convey important pieces of information, and it's how you can show off your epic writing skills. And, yet, descriptive writing seems to be a concept that eludes most. Many writers feel the need to take two paragraphs to describe a sunset to match their character's mood when they could have simply used one sentence. Nobody likes the writer who cooks…
Writing Tips and Advice | Damon Vickers | Pinterest
See on Scoop.it - Damon Vickers Author As a best selling author, Damon Vickers wants to help others learn the best strategies for writing and publishing their own work. Damon Vickers's insight: Get...
7 Tips For Choosing Your Character's Appearance
Let’s talk about character appearance. This is an aspect of descriptive writing that I never really considered up until a few weeks ago. In a film class I'm taking this semester, we just finished learning about character makeup, costume, hairstyle, and how all of these elements are carefully designed to add to our perception of the character. I was blown away by the amount of care that goes into these decisions, and even more blown away by the fact that they make complete sense. All I could…
How to Write the Best Fanfic or Fanfiction
Fans of fictional franchises sometimes like to put their literature skills to work and make stories about their favorite media called "fanfiction." But how do you write a good fanfiction? Here's how.
30 Things I've Learned About Writing That Made A Big Difference
by Stephanie Morrill Stephanie writes young adult contemporary novels and is the creator of GoTeenWriters.com. Her novels include The Re...
Some Important Basics Every Writer Should Know
Here are just some basic thoughts for those who wish to be writers. (NB: If you have read this before when I posted it on DeviantArt, please note I have extended it). :)
10 Weaknesses to Look for When Revising Your Manuscript
Now that we've discussed the big picture process of revising your manuscript in How to Revise Your Novel, let's break down exactly how to approach your revisions. This post includes affiliate links (m
Five Mistakes New Writers Make (Paperback Kingdom)
Today we have a guest post by Trisha Tobias, who has worked on books such as the award-winning Alice: The Wanderland Chronicles by J.M. Sullivan, and Chasing Eveline by Leslie Hauser: When it comes to writing, there aren’t many hard rules. It’s a...READ MORE
How to Outline Your Novel with the Save the Cat! Beat Sheet
Want to write a story that works? Learn how to plot your novel using the Save the Cat! Beat Sheet in this post! (Free worksheet included!) #writingtips
Red Herrings; How to Mislead and Surprise Your Readers
Want to learn how to pull off an amazing plot twist in your story? Learn how to mislead and surprise your reader by planting red herrings throughout your story...
How to Handle Backstory in Your Novel (Without Info-Dumping)
Weaving character backstory into your novel is easier said than done. Learn how to write character backstory in your novel (without info-dumping) in this post! #amwriting
Narrative Drive: How to Write a Page-Turning Novel
Do you dream of writing a book that readers just can't put down? Narrative drive is what keeps a reader engaged in your story and turning page after page.