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?
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