These are great tips to keep in mind as you work on the first draft of your novel. I would add to this list: 6) Make an outline. You can do this before beginning the draft and/or as you go along. An outline will keep you organized and help you remember what each scene or … More 5 Crucial Things to Remember While Writing Your First Draft: #AmWriting #WritingWisdom #writingtips
Once you’ve written down your goals, it’s easy to set them aside and forget about them. Doing a self-review is a good way to hold yourself accountable for achieving your aims. You can evaluate your progress by week or month, but I prefer by quarter. … More Quarterly Writing Goals: Q1 2017
Sure, being a writer has its challenges. Self-doubt chases you like an angry pimp. But, it’s still awesome. Here are my top five reasons why I love it. … More 5 Best Things About Being A Writer
The Sumerian tale of Marduk versus Tiamat absorbed me one night during a months-long bout of insomnia. A few articles compared Tiamat to Echidna from Greek mythology. … More Where did you get the idea for your novel?
Three Tips to Increase Self-Motivation for Writers … More Three Tips to Increase Self-Motivation for Writers
There is no magic formula to create the perfect first line. What is considered a great opening line is as varied as the novels that contain them. 4-Opening Paragraph Tips: Read the first page of novels in your genre. Knowing what other authors did will help you avoid clichés and see what works and what … More What Makes For A Great Opening Line Of A Novel?
What makes a character memorable is that they battled great external hardships, faced internal struggles, and had unique personalities. … More Questionnaire for Writing Character Profiles – Create Memorable Characters
Character profiles are helpful for novels that are part of a series, novels which involve several main characters and for stories which use multiple points of view. … More Questionnaire for Writing Character Profiles – Go Beyond Physical Description
Readers like to be given some physical description of a main character, in order to help create an image for themselves. … More Questionnaire for Writing Character Profiles – Character Description
The purpose of a character profile is: to help writers create characters that are as lifelike as possible and to help with continuity issues in the story. … More Questionnaire for Writing Character Profiles – Acquainting Yourself With Your Characters