Bestselling thriller writer Steve Berry says there are eight key rules that all writers must know and follow.
Learn how adjective and adverbs create redundancy and promote lazy writing and see how you can make your writing direct, vivid, and descriptive without making your readers want to get rid of your book.
by William Noble
Read Chapter 2, Opening Scenes: An Overview from Hooked
Here in our annual software round-up, we've tested most writing software programs to help you find the best choice for your writing needs.
by Jenna Glatzer
How many times have you heard this around the workshop table: “Why don’t you consider a new point of view?” (Actually, the term used more often is “POV” because it sounds a lot cooler, I suspect.) Everyone then agrees that a new POV might help matters, including the writer, who knew something was wrong...
Read "Principles of Building of a Story" from From First Draft to Finished Novel.
A Writer's Guide to Cohesive Story Building
Anti-heros are the bastards of fiction—those bad guys readers love to hate and hate to love. Find out whats makes a memorable anti-hero tick in this excerpt from Bullies, Bastards & Bitches by Jessica Page Morrell.
If you want to write a good sentence, don’t pay any attention to your grammar. I don’t mean “a sentence this like OK is.” I mean don’t automatically think you’ve written a good sentence just because it’s grammatically correct. Lots of bad sentences are grammatically correct....
In this excerpt from Writing Life Stories, Bill Roorbach teaches you how to pay attention to and translate your memories and how to overcome your resistance to remembered places and events.
Who says publishing is a young person’s game? Here are an agent’s tips for writing and publishing well into your golden years.
By Scott Hoffman
Don't let your creativity get in the way of your productivity. Here are nine tips for overcoming Too Many Ideas Syndrome.
5 Tips To Polish Your Fiction
An interesting life and excellent writing are key to a compelling memoir. Learn the elements that will help make your story stand out from the rest of the pack.
Guide your writing ways with these 10 rules thou must not break.
by Raymond Obstfeld
One author shares his tried-and-true principles for making good writing better.
by Steven Goldsberry
These big-picture writing errors might make you cringe with recognition. But shake it off: Bestselling novelist Jerry B. Jenkins will help you fix them.
by Jerry B. Jenkins