Believe it or not, writing a novel isn’t as simple as sitting down and typing a manuscript. Without the right planning, you could run into stale characters, plot holes, and forgotten story points. … More Writing a Novel – Plot Structure: The Plot Embryo
The Hero’s Journey involves a set of steps that are often illustrated in a wheel. The wheel is divided into three “Acts” and goes across 12 “Steps” that the protagonist, or “Hero”, ends up taking. … More What is the Hero’s Journey?
What is a plot structure?
Basically, it is the outline or series of events that take place in a story and its overall framework. Regardless of which plot structure you decide to use for your story, every good story should have a rise and a fall. … More Plot Structure Of A Novel: The Fichtean Curve
Five awesome writing advice articles to get you writing. … More Five Awesome Writing Advice Articles
Fantasy author, Brandon Sanderson, did a lecture series last year that had so much great writing advice, that I’m putting it up on my blog so it can help others, but mostly to help me. … More Brandon Sanderson’s YouTube Lecture Series
Tips for teenaged writers … More Five Tips for Teen Writers
This month marks the anniversary of when I first published Hound Dog Confidential. Oh my, how time zooms by and how things have changed. … More 25 Lessons Learned From Writing My First Novel
Here’s what to do after typing “The End” on a first draft. … More What to Do Before Handing a Manuscript to an Editor
The first anything with a novel is tough to get right. The first chapter is especially difficult. … More 3 Do’s And Don’ts Of #Writing The Opening Chapter Of A Novel
Setting is the background where your characters act out the novel’s events. … More 5 Tips For Writing Settings In A Novel