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 Catherine Matthews How well do you know your main characters? Since you’re the author and creator of this colorful cast, that may seem like a trick question, but…spoiler alert! It’s not. The key to creating a story that readers can love is to give them realistic characters they can care about. So let’s go … Continue reading Four Tips for Crafting Credible Characters
By Margaret Graton You’ve hit save, and you’ve read through your draft a few times. So, at long last, it’s time to start submitting, right? After all, it will be edited in-house before it’s published! Think again! There are several reasons that you might (or might not) need an editor for your book before you … Continue reading Should I Hire an Editor?