How to Write a Thriller That Delivers
When you've kept your readers up all hours of the night turning the pages, then you know you've got a winning thriller on your hands. Author Wanda M. Morris offers 6 tips on how to write a thriller that delivers, plus examples from thrillers to add to your bookshelves.
4 Advantages of Writing a Novel Using Multiple Narrative Forms
Journal entries, third person, written letters, oh my! There are a myriad of ways to tell your story, and choosing how to move forward can feel daunting. Author Liz Keller Whitehurst shares the 4 advantages of writing a novel using multiple narrative forms.
Write What You Know and Ask “What If?"
Writing what you know is not necessarily the same thing as writing your personal experiences. Young adult author Nikki Barthelmess discusses how to write what you feel as a way to write what you know, and to ask "what if?"
What Is a Split-time Novel and Why Do Readers Love Them?
Bestselling author Katherine Reay discusses the purpose and appeal of split-time novels, as well as recommending titles for both readers and writers.
3 Things to Learn About Writing From Reading The Comfort of Strangers
To add more suspense and a feeling of unease to your work in progress, a close read of Ian McEwan's The Comfort of Strangers offers plenty to learn from.
How Fiction and Psychotherapy Complement Each Other
Writer Linda Feyder worried she'd abandoned her love of writing for a more practical career. What she discovered was that one informed the other. Read more about how fiction and psychotherapy complement each other.
The Case Against Writing Rituals
Many writers have certain requirements in order to get to writing: the right lighting, a particular pen, or a favorite mug. Author Stephen Graham Jones offers a different perspective on ways to get to work without ritual.
5 Ways to Seize the Moment With Sensory Detail in Action Scenes
What are your characters' seeing, hearing, tasting, and smelling? Bestselling author Helen Hardt offers tips for writing sensory details.
7 Things to Keep in Mind When Writing Americans Abroad
Author Katie Crouch offers 7 tips in perfecting your setting that's far from home.
Character Differentiation Analysis: Fleshing Out What You’ve Started
When it comes to crafting characters, you can't be too careful. Let Kris Spisak guide you in your character development.
Politics and World-Building in Science Fiction and Fantasy
The fight against interstellar bigotry requires interstellar questions. In this post, Stef Magister shares 11 questions writers should ask to make their worldbuilding persuasive, immersive, and memorable.
5 Pieces of Common Writing Advice You Should Absolutely Ignore
There’s so much information for writers it can be hard to know what to listen to and what to ignore. Author Stefanie London interrogates some popular writing advice in this article.
FightWrite™: Why Writers Should Copy Fight Scene Formats
You should never copy anyone else's work ... right? Trained fighter and author Carla Hoch explains why that's not necessarily the case when writing a fight scene.
My Crawfie: How I Fictionalized a Real-Life Character
Learn from historical fiction author Tessa Arlen how to take a real-life person and fictionalize them for your novel.