Wednesday, May 31, 2023

Overused Words and Phrases

 Sometimes you need to kill your darlings to eliminate overused words and phrases from your manuscript.

Tuesday, May 30, 2023


 Whom should you include in your acknowledgements?

Monday, May 29, 2023

Author Finances

 There are many things that influence how much money an author makes.

Sunday, May 28, 2023

Story Mistakes

 Here are some common mistakes in writing stories.

Saturday, May 27, 2023

Concise Dialogue

How do you write concise dialogue that still sounds authentic? 

Friday, May 26, 2023

Graphic Novels

 There are many different types of graphic novels.

Thursday, May 25, 2023


 Here are some tips to keep you safe from scammers.

Wednesday, May 24, 2023

Young Adult Verse Novels

 How do you write a verse novel that readers of young adult novels will enjoy.

Tuesday, May 23, 2023

Tightening Prose - part 2

 Here are some more tips for tightening your prose.

Monday, May 22, 2023

Tightening Prose

 One way to tighten your prose is by eliminating redudancies.

Sunday, May 21, 2023

Rights vs. Copyrights

 What's the difference between rights and copyrights?

Friday, May 19, 2023

Author Websites

 There are many ways to level up your author websites.

Thursday, May 18, 2023

Author Newsletters

 Here are some trends in author newsletters.

Wednesday, May 17, 2023

Nonfiction Text Structure

 Just as with fiction, there are many ways to structure your text in nonfiction.

Tuesday, May 16, 2023

Young Adult

 Here are some tips for writing young adult books.

Monday, May 15, 2023

Effective Dialogue

 Ask these questions to create effective dialogue.

Sunday, May 14, 2023

Graphic Novels and Hybrids

 Graphic novels and hybrids are formats and can be any genre such as mystery, fantasy, etc.

Saturday, May 13, 2023

Cliches, Metaphors, and Similes

 Using the writing devices of cliches, metaphore, and similes can help bring your writing to life.

Friday, May 12, 2023

Earning Out

 This tool will help you figure out how long it will take to earn out your advance and begin receiving royalties.

Thursday, May 11, 2023


 How can you use foreshadowing for the best effect?

Wednesday, May 10, 2023

Sound Effects

 Here's a large list of sound effects to use in your writing.

Tuesday, May 9, 2023


Her are some best practices for writing flashbacks. 

Monday, May 8, 2023

Chapter Endings

 Chapter endings are as important as beginnings.

Sunday, May 7, 2023

Time in Stories

 An easy way to keep track of time in your story is by putting all the events on a calendar.

Saturday, May 6, 2023

Plot Holes

 Avoid plot holes by asking yourself these questions.

Friday, May 5, 2023

Story Bibles

 By including important information in your story bible, you can avoid embarrassing continuity errors.

Thursday, May 4, 2023


 Paragraph breaks provide a rhythm to your writing.

Wednesday, May 3, 2023

Author Websites

 Here are some hints for creating an engagine author website.

Tuesday, May 2, 2023


There are many purposes of dialogue in a book. 

Monday, May 1, 2023

Theme and Symbolism

 How can you use symbolism along with theme to strengthen your writing?