By Samantha Martin As an avid reader and writer, I have been writing “novels” since the age of nine. I love the process of building a complex world and characters over many, many pages. I used to dislike short-form work, such as short stories and novellas, for the simple reason that I did not feel I could … Continue reading Three Reasons Why Novelists Should Write Short Stories
By Margaret Graton Realistically, writing and editing are not where an author’s day ends, even for those who have made writing their full-time career. Here are seven tips to guide your non-writing time! 1 Read like a writer. Luckily, most writers are also readers. You can find another post on this here. It’s completely normal … Continue reading Seven Non-Writing Tasks for Authors
By Samantha Martin When it comes down to it, you have two choices with which to present information to your readers. The first is Scene. The second is Narrative Summary. In Scene, we follow characters through their experiences. Narrative Summary refers to a passage that recaps events that have taken place or are taking place … Continue reading Scene vs Narrative Summary: What’s the Difference?
By Catherine Matthews Have you ever woken up late, realizing that your day has already kind of started? When that jolt of panic shoots through you, it gets you up faster than any espresso ever could. It’s not a great way to begin your morning…but it’s an awesome way to begin your novel. You may … Continue reading Three Ways To Begin Your Story With A Bang