Start A Fire
Some of you gave me some nice feedback on the rough excerpt I shared at the last WIP Wednesday (and if you shared something as well, thank you! I love seeing your stuff!) That scene is based on a f…
How to Weave Threads of Tension Through Your Story — Well-Storied.
Every story is a carefully woven tapestry of tensions. And while narrative tensions can vary in both nature and magnitude, every form of tension has the power to create dissonance that’s vital to a story’s success. It’s this dissonance, the divide between a character and an object of their desire,
How to Find and Fix Your Story's Plot Holes — Well-Storied.
When spending so much time working on our stories, it can be difficult to see the forest through the trees. This is a phenomenon we discussed in our recent article on the importance of gaining objectivity as we edit. When we're in the thick of revising our stories, we may find ourselves so focused on all the little details that we want to improve that we fail to see some of our stories' biggest weaknesses. And the biggest of all, perhaps, are plot holes. What are plot holes exactly?…
Write a Sequel That Doesn't Disappoint: Part I - Ink and Quills
Writing a series is a challenge. Writing a darn good series? That's even more challenging. Learn how to write a sequel or series that leaves readers satisfied.
3 Overlooked Sources for Novel Research: Writing Tips | A Well Told Story
Novel research has gotten much easier since the internet was invented, but some areas are underutilized. Here are 3 overlooked sources for book research!
Master The Outline - 12 Methods For Plotters & Pantsers - Part I - SACHA BLACK
If you cut my wrist, I’d bleed pantser all over you. Which, for anyone that knows me in real life, is about as ironic as you can get. I’m hyper organised. I have lists of lists and spreadsheets to make even the hardiest of geeks weep. I’m so extreme my wife has to schedule in […]
How to Outline a Thriller Novel that Works (Plot Point Breakdown)
Are you writing a thriller novel? In this post, I show you how to outline and write a well-structured thriller novel that readers will love! #amwriting #writingtips