This is a helpful article for authors (or aspiring authors). It contains insights and information in relation to narrative voice, qualities of good first chapters and first lines in books as well as criteria for a great hook.
Inspired by my previous article which looked at Ways to Say ‘Villain’’, I began thinking about other words I tend to overuse in my writing. The word ‘said’ is definitely the one.read more → < synonyms for said
This infographic gives brief summaries of the 12 Jungian personality archetypes, for use when building charcaters. As with any writing tools, archetypes are really most useful if you think of them as a starying block - you cannot simply reduce people to 1
As a writer, your job is to torture your readers with tension. The fun of fiction is anticipation, and if your story doesn't have it your readers won't stick around. Here are 3 ways you might be killing your story's tension and losing readers.
WRITING YOUR FIRST BOOK PART 2: THE FIRST SENTENCE
Conflict – the foundation of every novel bled onto the page. Without it, your book flatlines harder than the grim reaper. No self-respecting book doctor will even attempt to resuscitate it. A… (Mix People)
How to Create an Epic Character for your novel: this infographic lays out nine foundation blocks to help you get to know your character on an entirely new level. Make sure to check out the workbook by clicking the pin if you want to delve into your charac