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Creating Characters That Readers Care About Part Two New!

In my previous article on character archetypes, I spoke of the importance to study novels of authors you admire to gain that inspiration to develop your own unique characters. I took my own advice and have discovered even more character archetypes that may help you...

Rid Yourself of Writer's Block Once and For All New!

I think, as writers, we have all experienced that time in our careers when you sit down to write and your mind goes blank. It can be so frustrating, especially if you have been trying to produce new content for days or even weeks. If...

Creating Characters That Readers Care About New!

There’s no shortcut; if you want your story to engage the reader, then they have to care about the characters, and that means they have to be compelling. So, what are the emotions your characters need to evoke? Well, they need to be believable, relatable and make your...

How To Create Tension New!

Tension in a novel is the ultimate 'page-turning' secret ingredient. We have all read those novels that we literally read in one sitting because we cannot wait to find out what happens next. There are several ways you can achieve the right balance of tension....

How To Get Your Poetry Published In Magazines Part 2 New!

In my previous article, I discussed how to find literary publications that would make a great fit for your style of poetry. Now we are going to delve deeper into the whole submission process.  Deadlines The most important part of the submission process is the deadline date...

How To Get Your Poetry Published In Magazines New!

Finding a literary magazine that is willing to publish your poetry may seem a lot more difficult than other genres, as the opportunities available are harder to find, but it is not impossible. I have put together some tips and guidelines that should make the...

Taking Criticism New!

I know the feeling. You put your heart into a piece. You submitted it, only to be asked if you even put time into what you wrote. OK. My advice? Do not brood. They cannot see you (unless you are video chatting) so take some time...

On Keeping A Notebook New!

As I am old school, I think having a physical notebook for writing to be the best at keeping notes. Sure, there are bells and whistles online but are too complicated. I find buying notebooks at the local dollar store to be better than a...

Rules of Writing Romance That Every Author Should Know New!

Romance is one of the most diverse genres and countless readers look for romance in almost every novel they read. Now that more authors are choosing self-publishing over publication houses, new romance authors are coming on to the scene and trying their mettle in the...

Debunking Myths about Revisions for New and Seasoned Authors  New!

Writing a book is not easy; it never comes easy even for the most seasoned authors in the industry. It is a trial and error process, one that requires you to revisit and revise everything that you wrote down from day one and see how...