Write well. Write often. Edit wisely.
Writing novels and long fiction is hard. But the task isn’t impossible. And writing is fun and satisfying. A bit of encouragement for those struggling with their fiction.
The Magic of Fiction is a comprehensive handbook suitable for writers and editors, students and professionals.
There’s a lot of conflicting advice that tells writers to never use words that end in -ing or to not use -ing words under certain conditions. Explore both the advice and the rationale behind it.
Explore the rationale behind writing advice before you choose to accept or reject it. Includes advice on semicolons, exclamation points, prologues, and opening stories with dreams.
How’s a writer to know what writing advice is good and what is better ignored? A continuation of an earlier post.
Rather than listen to advice that says it’s unnecessary to learn the rules of writing and fiction, learn your craft.
There’s no need to feel guilty for borrowing tips and taking advice from other writers. Writing is a craft, with tools and techniques passed from writer to writer.
Tips for making readers care about your characters and the story events at every stage of your long fiction.
Ways to get writing when the words won’t flow. Writing prompts and encouragement for the writer who doesn’t know what to write next.
It’s time for a bit of encouragement. After a summer filled with activities that eat into your writing time, it’s time to get back into the rhythm and flow of creating, of linking events and characters and details into stories that readers clamor for.