DIY book covers can be one of the most rewarding projects for any author. However, if done poorly, it can have drastic consequences.
Before you embark on creating your own cover design check out the article below for some pointers on how to go about it. There is also a short YouTube video on the subject I found helpful. I hope you take what you learn and use it to sell more books.😀
I love this video! It’s the hard truth and not sugar-coated. It is a much-needed reminder, especially during this #NaNoWriMo. I hope all writers take a moment, click the link below, and watch and let the overall message sink in.
Building your novel from an idea into a manuscript can be a daunting task if you first don’t lay out a plan. Blueprinting your scenes will pave the road to your story’s success.
The following article will give you ample advice on how to structure your individual scenes and how to make them as poignant as possible. Readers will not be able to put down your book if you follow these simple rules.
I hope you take what you learn and use it to sell more books😀
Titles can be difficult to come up with. They have to stand out from the crowd and entice readers to pick up your book. So, how do you go about choosing the perfect title that will do your story justice? The article and video below will guide you through the process and have you brainstorming ideas in no time.
How important is it to understand a mental illness before you write about it? Is there an inherent responsibility placed upon the author? As a writer who has dealt with mental illness for the past ten years, I naturally insert my illness into my stories. However, I never considered the ramifications it would have on my readers in terms of how they might treat fellow sufferers.
My writing has always been me getting into my head and pushing away the cobwebs of my illness. After reading the following article, my eyes were opened to the responsibility we as authors have to society at large or at least that one reader we’re lucky enough to attract. I hope you read the below article and take it to heart and hopefully it will add depth to your next character creation.
Want to know more about how to edit flash fiction? Then you have landed in the right place. Editing flash fiction is a little different than editing a novel. The video below will walk you through the finer points of the process.
Running short on time to read that article on how to write dialogue, create tension in your stories, or the top 10 easiest ways to build your fictional world? Well hey, how about just watching and listening to a YouTube vlog.
The article below lists the 15 best vlogs for writers. I have followed most of these for a while and can honestly say that they are worth the time to watch.
This weekend I’m writing my main characters downward spiral scene, and this is one of the songs that I’m going to have playing, loudly in the background. Reminds me of my ‘Fu** Everything’ stage of my youth. Did you ever go through one of those stages? If so, what music and books were guiding you along that tightrope?
That status quo is shaken, and the real story begins. At what point in your novel should you shake things up for your main character?
The placement of the inciting incident varies from story to story. The length of its page time can also vary. So how do you decide on the parameters of your inciting conflict? The video that follows will explain all aspects of when, where, and how long an inciting incident should be.
Conflict is king in every story. Without it there’s no reason to read and turn the pages. Just a bunch of happy people living their happy lives–boring.
How do you create ongoing conflict? With the use of progressive complications, you can add conflict throughout your story and keep readers moving forward. The following article delves deep into progressive complications to show you how to create them and use them to your full advantage.
If you’re new to writing, mistakes are going to be made. How do you keep from making those mistakes? Learn, learn, and learn. The most common mistakes can be avoided with a little knowledge and tips on how to prevent them.
The video below will highlight the top five most common mistakes of new writers and will give a quick suggestion on how to fix them.
The big fight scene, the grand reveal, and the fantastic finish all need one thing before they happen-anticipation on the part of your readers.
How do you build that anticipation? How do you create that feeling of, ‘I have to know?’ This clever technique will drive your stories above and beyond what you thought possible. Just read the article below, and you will be on you way to adding unforgettable anticipation.
Do you get cold chills when it comes to writing about yourself? If you’re like me, then there is nothing more difficult than writing about yourself.
After all, the reason I write fiction is that my reality is pretty dull. Makes sense right? Well, your in luck because the article below will show you how to write a great ‘About Me’ page that kicks a** in no time flat.😀