Yeah, the title of this article is pretty bland, but the tips are surprisingly good. In an earlier post, I wrote about the importance of using background activities and cultural details to break the tedium of talking head scenes, like meals and board games, or even illnesses to give the characters something to do. UK … More How To Write Better Fiction: Curated Post
Like it or not, your novel fits into a genre. Even if it’s not so-called genre fiction. And your genre (and knowledge of that genre’s market!) will play a huge part in your success as a writer. It’s easy to feel like genres are just another way of categorizing novels and putting them into boxes, … More Genre Matters: What’s Your Market?
There is one mistake that I have seen over and over again when proofreading for other people or reviewing my own drafts. It is a very small mistake, and one that–if you know how to find it–can be obliterated completely from your novel in just a few minutes… but it’s hard to catch when you … More Ten Words That Will Keep You From Getting Published