Articles

Engaging the Reader With a Tight Point of View

  •   Mar 1, 2016   •  

Plot, settings, characters. These are the building blocks of your story. But what’s the glue that...     more »


12 Ways to Break Through Writer’s Block

  •   Mar 1, 2016   •  

We all know the scenario: you have the urge to create, to compose a poem or to write a story, but...     more »


How to Become a Writer

  •   Mar 1, 2016   •  

Let me guess: You’ve always wanted to be writer, but you could never quite bridge the gap between...     more »


How to Carve Out Some Writing Time in Your Busy Schedule

  •   Mar 1, 2016   •  

Time. That elusive substance we all need more of (even as we waste what we have on browsing throu...     more »


Five Common First Scene Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

  •   Mar 1, 2016   •  

Your first scene has a critical job. It has to snare your reader’s attention and keep it riv...     more »


Creating Rich Conflict, Part I: Internal Conflict

  •   Mar 1, 2016   •  

We all know a story should be an emotional rollercoaster, or else readers will start skimming or...     more »


The Nuts and Bolts of Writing Good Dialogue

  •   Mar 1, 2016   •  

Astute fiction fans often look first at a novel’s dialogue structure when debating whether or not...     more »