We writers often think dialogue should be the easiest aspect of storytelling. After all, we talk all the time IRL. Therefore, conversations between our characters should be a no-brainer. Right? Wrong! As an editor, I find dialogue to be one of the biggest hurdles writers face and they don’t even realize it.
One of the questions writers always ask when editing their work is: where do I begin? The 31-Day Editing Challenge will help you answer that question and more!
I reached out to The Secret Library creator, host, and producer Caroline Donahue to find out what she’s learned about what it takes to write and publish a book.
Books make great gifts! If you’ve got a long list of people to buy for this holiday season and no idea what to get them, here are a few suggestions for books I enjoyed this year.
If you want to start a heated debate at your next writing group, ask if you should include a prologue in your novel. Many writers love prologues, but many readers (and therefore agents) aren’t keen on them. As with many things, there’s no right or wrong answer. Let’s take look at both sides.
About this time every year, this question pops up in my inbox and through social media: should I participate in NaNoWriMo?
If writing and mothering feel like an either/or proposition, you are not alone. Find guilt-free time to write with these tips.
If you’re interested in taking an online writing course, but you’re a bit nervous, here are six tips to get the most from the experience.
When I was a writing student, one of my professors said, “Once you find your voice, this story will really shine.” As if, like my house keys, I'd simply misplaced my voice and would find it again somewhere I least expected it like inside the freezer or behind a potted...
Last summer I'd just put the finishing touches on a short story when the idea for a new story was brewing. I was in the early planning stages, uncovering the characters and developing their stories. I had a solid plan of where the plot would take them. Then suddenly,...