The path was widening. The trees thinning. Was this the place they had heard of? Only the ritual would tell.
Book reviews are essential to the sale of your book yet they seem to be as difficult as ever to get. A good book review can be one of the best promotional tools you can have.
But how do you get those elusive reviews? The following video will give you seven ideas on how to garner more reviews for your book.
Are you starting on your first book? Maybe you’ve written ten and are looking for an easier way. Writing hacks can be very useful in getting your story idea down on paper and helping you push through the dreaded middle of your novel.
The video below lays out ten such writing hacks that have become standards for a lot of writers and have done so because they can push you forward when you become stuck on any given step in the process of writing a book.
What does your character look like? How do you relate that to your readers? A character’s appearance can be very useful in allowing the reader to understand your character and the article below will show you how to paint the perfect picture.
This writing hack is often used in many novels, scripts, and TV/Film. It is so universal that, yes, you should be incorporating it into your stories.
If you are new to the rule of 3, the video below will introduce you and show you how to implement it. Give it a try and see how your stories depths expand.
The world in which your characters inhabit is as vital as the characters themselves. Your novels world will add ambiance, thrills, and much more to your story.
So what is worldbuilding and how do you go about creating this world? The video below will explain the basics of worldbuilding, and how you do it.
What is psychological horror? As a subgenre of horror, this style of horror writing can truly be terrifying to readers. It rattles the mind in a way blood, and guts fear cannot.
In our third installment of writing horror, we get a brief overview of psychological horror and how to write it.
Which point of view should you write your story in? Is there even a right answer? Well, maybe not but there are some things you must consider when choosing a POV.
In the video below you will find the do’s and donts of each point of view and how to use them.
What keeps us turning the pages deep into the night when we have to work in the morning? Conflict-how it’s used and how it’s resolved. The correct use of conflict will send your story through the atmosphere of your reader’s curiosity and attention.
How do you create conflict and keep it turned up? The following article will play out the steps you need to take and give you a good foundation on how to use conflict.
Why do you never start a scene with a greeting? Read on to find out why. The reasons might surprise you. This article is taken from my inbox, and I was pleasantly pleased by its information because in know I’m guilty of its said crimes.
Last week I went on a Twitter rant describing my incessant feeling that my writing completely sucked. I usually don’t feel this way, and it was dragging me down. So you might guess my surprise when this vlog showed up in my youtube inbox.
It lays out seven reasons why one’s writing might be looked at as ‘SUCKING.’ And I definitely looked at my writing like this last week (I’ve gotten a little more even-keeled since then.) So if you have started to feel like your writing is slacking, take a look at the video, and maybe it will help you out of your situation.
The megalomaniacal CEO. The sociopathic killer. The suicidal teen. The anxious woman self-medicating with booze and pills while caring for her demented mother. As writers, we invite these characters into our stories because they are true-to-life and because their psychological problems invite curiosity and compassion. Continue reading
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Once you’re aware of character type, you’ll find yourself noticing it more and more in what you read and watch. You can then use this awareness to study that character and see what elements you can use in your own writing. Continue reading
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