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.
Writing contests are great avenues for exposure and constructive criticism. So why do they make all us writers feel physically ill at the thought of entering?
There are a million things that go into writing a novel. Here are twenty-seven of the handiest tips I’ve collected so far.
It’s not just fun to say; NaNoWriMo is a website, a nonprofit organization, a widespread writing community, and a challenge all rolled into one.
Fiction writing lends itself to an endless array of characters, from humans to mythical creatures: borrowed, created, or something in between.
World-building is how we writers enable our paranoid, Type A control freak habits, and write stories our readers can really dive into.
The flat, unyielding fairy tale villain is dead. Find out how to make your bad guys leap off the page.