Develop a Character: How to Develop a Character's Personality
How to develop a character. How to develop a character's personality. How do you create a character in a story? Create unique characters, writing tips.
How To Snag a Publisher First Time With Your Synopsis - SACHA BLACK
Writing a novel seems hard until you have to write a synopsis. This blog will show you how to write the perfect book blurb.
40 Deep questions to ask yourself if you're not happy
40 Questions To Ask Yourself For Personal Growth, which helps maximize the benefits of every day self reflection to know who you really are.
Secrets of Storytelling: How to Write What You See | Along for the Write
Want to learn how to write what you see? Here are three tips to help you write visually that you can incorporate into your travel writing.
Get a Writer’s Notebook and Fill It with These 6 Ideas — The Writing Kylie
If you are a writer, you should have a writer's notebook where you can collect your ideas. Sure, most of us have a smartphone with great apps where we can write down ideas. But as writers, we should take care of the dying craft that writing by hand is.
Writing a Powerful Setting - The Art of Narrative
What is Setting? Yes, its the background to your story. It’s the city or the house, or the mystical land where your characters interact, but it’s also much more. The setting is the foundation of your story. It’s what keeps your reader grounded in the fictional world you’ve constructed. So how do we write aContinue reading
Dan Brown's Writing Tips For Page Turners | Sumantha McMahon
Love him or hate him, Dan Brown knows what he is doing. With several bestsellers under his belt, Sumantha explores Dan Brown's writing tips.
How J.K. Rowling Mastered Writing in Different Mediums — E.M. Welsh
Every winter when everyone begins to snuggle up by the fire and celebrate the holiday season, I always feel a strong urge to return to my worn, yet beloved Harry Potter collection. Harry Potter, in many ways, is what made me who I am today. When I was younger and one of the last in my class to learn to read, Harry Potter became the entertaining push to keep me going. Very quickly it became an obsession and one that I have sustained throughout my entire life. With that obsession I…
3 Ways to Figure out the Theme of Your Story
What is theme? Theme is the underlying message you want readers to take away from your story. Learn how to figure out the theme of your story in this post.
Engaging readers from the First Sentence part 2 - The Manuscript Shredder
There are plenty of ways to ruin your first chapter. Avoiding these common problems will get your opening pages one step closer to that coveted request
Dropping Clues and Hiding Secrets Like J. K. Rowling, Part 3: Dropping Clues in Dreams — The Writing Kylie
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 had the fanatic fans searching the stories and analyzing every little detail to try and figure out what they meant. This kind of engaged audience is what all writers want, right? In this blog post series, I’ll show you Rowling’s different…
The Secret to the Writing Life of Your Dreams
If you want to write happily, and you want to complete your most important writing projects, then check out this secret to the writing life.