Write well. Write often. Edit wisely.
Plot, setting, and character are the three major elements of fiction. Get an overview of what they do and how they interact.
We add dialogue to our fiction so our characters can communicate. But we also use their dialogue to mis-communicate, to increase tension, to get our characters into trouble. Learn what dialogue can and should do.
Participial phrases have something to do with writing? You probably think I’m pulling your leg when I say that they do. But I promise I’m not. And I promise you’ll recognize these oddly named phrases once you see them. Learn how to use these modifiers correctly to bring variety and clarity to your writing.
Are there writing basics that every writer should master? Of course. Learn the elements of fiction and how they interact to create memorable stories.
Don’t know exactly what an editor does, what he or she can do for a writer? Check out different categories of editors and see just what they’re looking for when they read your manuscript.