Why Hypocrites Make Excellent Antagonists - Helping Writers Become Authors
Want to write a character readers will really hate? Learn from Charles Dickens how to create unforgettably hypocritical antagonists.
10 Writing Resources: Fantasy - Alyssa Hollingsworth
These ten resources will help you maximize your fantasy story's effectiveness. From worldbuilding to info dump, here's what you should and shouldn't do.
3 Awesome Plot Structures For Building Bestsellers — Well-Storied.
Novels are just like houses. Houses have rooms and residents. Novels have chapters and characters. Houses have curb appeal. Novels have pretty covers. Houses and novels both take a while to build, and the end results for both aren't worth much if they weren't built on a solid foundation. And whe
If You Want to Be a Children's Writer: A Dozen Ways to Start Your Freelance Career - How to Write- How to Write Better
You can have a rewarding career in the various fields of writing for children. Here are a dozen ways to get started as a freelance children's writer.
8 Tips for Writing Arguments
I bet you think you don't need to read this post. Why would you? You've had arguments before, so you can probably figure it out. Well. That's what you think. In reality, your written arguments are stilted and unrealistic (like most fictional arguments are...Don't feel too bad about it). Now, there are two ways to fix this glaring issues: 1) Pick a really mean, really loud argument with a family member or roommate. Secretly record said argument. Play it over and over and try to mimics the…
37 Questions to Ask Your Character
Create a character by conducting an interview. Interview your character before you start writing so you can immerse yourself completely in who they are.
7 Setting Basics That Can Bring a Story to Life
By Jody Hedlund, @JodyHedlund I recently finished reading The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey. While the story was fascinating and well-told,...
Why Your Character's Goal Needs to Be 1 of These 5 Things - Helping Writers Become Authors
In order to resonate deeply with your very human audience, your character's goal needs to be one of five specific things.
How to Create a Close Friendship Between Fantasy Characters | Writing Tips
When creating close relationships with fictional characters, their dialogue matters immensely. Their dialogue shows their true heart and reveals a lot...
How to Keep the Momentum Going for Your Writing Projects - How to Write- How to Write Better
Freelance writer and children's author Amy O'Quinn explains how to keep the momentum going on your writing projects.