Does this novel redefine the form, or does it have bad form?
Write a letter to your readers.
While readers are sorting out what you're saying, they can't appreciate your story.
Check out this book about Nicholas Flamel. Did you know it's about Nicholas Flamel?
A 19th century artistic movement, in MY writing? It's more likely than you think!
Genre critic vs. literary author!
Trying to fit two heads in one scene can come with consequences.
Readers want entertaining narration, but how do you make it entertaining?
Submitted by Dave L, answered
We must all appreciate the hard working verb.
We're in the “similes are metaphors” camp.
Marketing buzzwords vs the story: the battle begins.
Submitted by Evan, answered
Just be careful not to overuse it.
Readers have a surprisingly small amount of attention span to learn new words.
Absolutely everything you need to know in eight rules.
Submitted by Ronald, answered
Why we're so cranky about a writing practice that's considered normal.
If you treat unexplained events like they're normal, readers will get confused.
Telling a story is one thing, but how you tell it is another.