Introducing the perfect writing formula! Three steps to writing and publishing the novel of your dreams! Ingredients: 2 cups flour 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 1 1/2 tsp. baking soda 1/4 tsp. salt 1 cup sugar 1 cup mayonnaise 1 tsp. vanilla extract 1 cup cold water Instructions: 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees … More 3 Steps to The Perfect Novel!
The Victorian era was one of the richest times for novels. Many genres that are still popular today originated in their modern forms in the nineteenth century, and most modern writers are influenced by at least one or two writers from the age. Here’s a list of ways you can take the original greatness and make … More How to Write a Victorian Classic
Trailing shortly behind supernatural romances, one of the top sub-genres today is the young adult dystopian novel. Forced factional occupations, forbidden teen romances and rebellion against a strict societal structure are all key elements in this craze, and in this week’s “How Not to Write” article, I’ll tell you everything you need to know to … More How to Write The Next Great YA Dystopian Novel
Welcome to my latest weekly series–“How (Not) to Write,” where I’ll tell all you need to know to write a terrible novel in all sorts of styles and genres! Sometimes I’ll look at specific authors, other times like now I’ll stick with something broad. So, are you captivated by the lands of elves and dwarves … More How (Not) to Write Epic Fantasy
I’ve read a lot of books on how to write the ideal novel, and at this point I’m even trying to write one myself. There are many ways writers try to share their wisdom, and most of it comes off as either anecdotal or formulaic. There are perks and problems with both. While anecdotal books … More Formulas: How (Not?) to Write A Bestseller
Hello, and thanks for checking out part three of my “What I Learned by…” series, where I’ve been taking a weekly look at a non-novel-writing-related form of writing I’ve done and evaluated its effect on my fiction. I’ve already looked at writing children’s books and poetry, and this week I’m going to take a look … More What I Learned By… Writing Articles
1. Write. 2. Revise. 3. Repeat. Now you are without excuse.
It’s a lot easier to finish writing novels you begin if you can make a habit of writing regularly, but it’s a hard habit to get into. It’s tempting to sit around and wait for the muse before diving into your novel, and sometimes writer’s block just happens. Sometimes you can’t master your own procrastination, … More 5 Websites That Can Help You Write More
A surprise ending could make or break your novel. How do you know what works? … More The Good, The Bad, and The Surprise Ending
What do you know? I was putting together events for my new event calendar that can help finish that novel, and I learned that March is supposed to be NaNoEdMo–National Novel Editing Month. I say “supposed to be” because, well, NaNoEdMo is MIA in 2014. Hopefully that won’t be true next year, but apparently they’re … More National Novel Editing Month