Write well. Write often. Edit wisely.
An overflow article for comments and questions regarding manuscript formatting.
A discussion of where to begin writing, especially when you don’t know where to start. Included a reminder to decide on foundational issues before putting pen to paper.
Help for setting up and using dependent (subordinate) clauses. Tips include when to use commas.
Characters need motivation to compel them to act when they otherwise wouldn’t. And writers have to supply the right motivation for the story events, the character, the genre, and the setting.
A real-world example used to show the importance of checking sentences to make sure the subject you include is the one you intend for the sentence.
A introduction to the narrative modes of fiction—action, dialogue, description, exposition, and thought—and a brief discussion of how they can be combined in novels.
A readers asks about links between plot, character goal, and the inciting incident.
Whichever story event you refer to when you talk about the inciting incident, make something happen in your story. Include a cause that gets the story, and your protagonist, moving.
A reminder that you can’t fake the skills needed for writing convincing fiction. Learn the craft. Learn both the mechanics of writing and the elements of fiction.