Write well. Write often. Edit wisely.
It’s easy for our ideas and writing to become stale or common. Familiar. Even so repetitive or wearisome that we are bored writing stories. Try a few prompts for exploring the wider world in your life so you can create fascinating new worlds for readers.
Explore how the change in words affects individual moments and scenes and stories, and how words can direct fiction.
Tips for writing romantic love, for showing characters falling in love.
A list of common spellings of interjections and exclamations that are often simply spoken sounds.
Encouragement for when you feel you’ll never be as good as other writers.
A quick guide to manuscript clean-up. By the time you need these tips, you should have worked through multiple drafts of your story. The manuscript should also have been edited—by you or others—and proofed—also by you or others.
Take the time to read something for yourself—encouragement for writers and editors caught up in their work.
Learn how to choose between italics and quotation marks. Learn when more than capital letters are called for and also when capital letters are sufficient.
The basics on nouns, how they can be used, and how they can be identified.