Friday, May 31, 2024

Character Skills

 Make your characters stand out by giving them a skill.

Thursday, May 30, 2024

Story Beginnings

 Here are some aspects of plot you need to consider when opening your story,.

Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Fact in Fiction

 How factual does your fiction have to be?

Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Book Signing

 What should you write when you sign books?

Monday, May 27, 2024


 There are some times in your story where you don't need to include conflict.

Sunday, May 26, 2024

Writer's Block

 Here are some suggestions to help you break out of your writer's block.

Saturday, May 25, 2024

Story Bibles

 Creating a story bible will help you avoid continuity mistakes in your writing.

Friday, May 24, 2024

Substack vs. Blogging

 Which is better--substack newsletters or blogging?

Thursday, May 23, 2024

Planning Your Novels

 Here are four strategies to use in planning your novel.

Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Character Talents

 Giving your characters distince talents will help your reader to differentiate them.

Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Monday, May 20, 2024

Opening Scenes

 Here are four goals of what to include in your opening scenes.

Sunday, May 19, 2024

Graphic Novels

 Here's an example of creating a graphic novel including tips.

Saturday, May 18, 2024

Comp Titles

 There's no need to stress over comp titles.

Friday, May 17, 2024

Lyrical Writing

 Here are some way to make both fiction and nonfiction more lyrical.

Thursday, May 16, 2024

Read Your Manuscript Aloud

 Reading your manuscript aloud is a great tool to use when revising.

Wednesday, May 15, 2024

Emotional Responses

 It's very easy for the emotional responses in your writing to be cliches.

Tuesday, May 14, 2024

First Drafts

 First drafts are often a mess, but you need to start somewhere.

Monday, May 13, 2024

Querying Tips

 Here are some suggestions for getting an agent.

Sunday, May 12, 2024


 Here are some reasons that your flashbacks aren't working.

Saturday, May 11, 2024

Book Promotion

 How to feel good about promoting your book.

Friday, May 10, 2024


 There are four basic types of story settings.

Thursday, May 9, 2024

Deep Editing

 Here are some deep-editing tips to help make your writing shine.

Wednesday, May 8, 2024


 Are you making this mistake when adding conflict to your manuscript?

Tuesday, May 7, 2024

Literary Celebrations

 Check out this list of literary celebrations and holidays.

Monday, May 6, 2024

Literary Celebrations

 Literary celebrations are a great excuse to promote your books.

Sunday, May 5, 2024

New to Children's Writing

 Here are five things to do if you're new to kidlit.

Saturday, May 4, 2024

Amateur or Pro Writer?

 Here are eight steps to make the transition from a hobbyist writer to a pro.

Friday, May 3, 2024

Show Don't Tell?

 We've all heard the rule to show don't tell, but is it always true?

Thursday, May 2, 2024

First Pages

 What information do you need to give your readers in your opening pages?

Wednesday, May 1, 2024

Continuing a Series

 When you continue a series, you need to remind your readers of what happened in previous books.