Author Tal Valante

Tal Valante has been writing science fiction and fantasy from a young age, and she can't seem to kick the habit. When she’s not busy crafting fictional worlds, she’s buried in heaps of programming code as webmistress to Riptide Publishing, and as a new entrepreneur with Readership Pro. You’re welcome to connect with Tal on LinkedIn, Facebook, or Twitter.

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 »


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 »


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 »


Four Things Your First Chapter Must Do

  •   Mar 1, 2016   •  

Quick question: What do you do to get a reader to read your second chapter? Wow them with...     more »


Characterization DOs and DON’Ts

  •   Mar 1, 2016   •  

You've come up with a round, strong character that will fascinate your readers. But how do the re...     more »


Treat Your Writing Like a Six-Figure Business

  •   Mar 1, 2016   •  

There are writers, and then there are writers. You know what I mean. Some p...     more »


Twelve Beginner Writing Mistakes (And Easy Solutions)

  •   Mar 1, 2016   •  

Everybody has to start somewhere, right? Look at Stephen King. The man has written o...     more »