Where to Find Story Ideas So Good, They Practically Write Themselves | Mandy Wallace
(Tip: Get a free copy of Jim Magwood’s So You’ve Written a Book. Now What? Your coupon code is at the end of this article.) Jim Magwood spoke at the Writers of Kern meeting in Bakersfield, Saturday. His topic? How to craft suspenseful plots from news headlines. Magwood is the self-published author of suspense novels: Nightmare, Sanction, […]
How to lengthen your novel using J.K. Rowling’s outline method
What if your novel is too short? Using Rowling’s outline method, you can identify and fill in the holes in your story.
Fifty Plot Twist Ideas for Your Work-In-Progress! — Lucy Flint
Hey there, lionhearts! I hope you find the following fifty plot twists fun and exciting and helpful. And if you want more where they came from... check out the new idea series I've just posted! It's a nine-part series (I know, I know, I get carried away!) on EVERYTHING I know about
How to Craft Characters from Concept to Completion - Josie Beth
Characters make or break your novel. It's essential to craft them in advance to guarantee success. Here are 10 ways you can get to know your characters.
How to Write a Darn Good Query Letter | NY Book Editors
To fulfill your dreams of traditional publishing, you must create one amazing query letter. Here is a winning strategy for the perfect query.
Query Letter Pet Peeves – Agents Speak
By Chuck Sambuchino Ready to send your book out and contact agents? The last thing you want to do is to rush that submission out the door and hurt your book’s chances. When submitting your all-impo…
How to Outline Your Novel with the Save the Cat! Beat Sheet
Want to write a story that works? Learn how to plot your novel using the Save the Cat! Beat Sheet in this post! (Free worksheet included!) #writingtips
Storyboarding to Start
One of the things I’m asked all the time is “how do I start?” And this can be a tricky question to answer because no two writers will ever write the same way. The way we each need to tell our stori…
Why You Should Write Your Novel on Paper — Jenny Bravo
interesting. very valid points. I find I write my journal, notes, and poetry by hand, but novels and stories on the computer. What about you?
5 Ways to Hide Your Villain In Plain Sight - Ink and Quills
Sometimes the scariest villain is the one you didn't see coming. Use your reader's expectations of villains to hide your baddie right under their nose!
STEAL THIS PLOT: 50 Plot Ideas from Victorian and Regency Novels
STEAL THIS PLOT: 50 Plot Ideas from Victorian and Regency Novels #master plots #idea starters #NaNoWriMo #novels
Writing a Fantasy Novel - Useful Resources | Now Novel
Writing a fantasy novel means paying attention to common elements of the fantasy genre, worldbuilding and more. Use these helpful fantasy writing resources.