The world is a scary place that often leaves us feeling the butt of some cosmic joke. But pens are still mighty and capable of giving reality the occasional swift kick in the ass.
When it comes to dialogue, writers really do need to say what they mean and mean what they say. In other words, you’ve only got so many chances to use your characters’ conversations to their utmost advantage. Make them count.
Lesson the first for every writer everywhere: the first draft is almost always awful. But that’s okay. In fact, that works to your advantage.
There are a million things that go into writing a novel. Here are twenty-seven of the handiest tips I’ve collected so far.
Fiction writing lends itself to an endless array of characters, from humans to mythical creatures: borrowed, created, or something in between.
Disenchanted by Brianna Sugalski brings magic and even more drama to the height of the French Renaissance.
Sarayna’s Fate continues M. Dalto’s Empire saga with all of the magic, adventure and tension that readers have come to expect, but with a few twists they might never have seen coming.
The sequel to Unspoken, Uncaged offers an action-packed continuation of a story about magic, loyalty, wolves and war.
Blood and Brume by Maki Morris has all of the makings of a good ghost story, without excluding the struggles of the living along the way.
Wren Handman takes us on a journey of self-discovery, fairy magic, and teen angst in her latest book, In Restless Dreams.