Give your character agency and consistency... or die.
If you include too much history, your story will be an overburdened mess.
Transferring roleplay to prose doesn't have to be a roll of the dice.
Words words words! What do they even mean?
How to sound natural but not too natural.
How is your story being told to the reader, and how can you take advantage of that?
Do you have the Audacity to record an audiobook? If so, listen up!
Keeping misogyny out of our description takes vigilance.
In real life, we have our eyeballs to tell us what something looks like.
Monsters have nothing on the horrors of confusing wordcraft and muddled description.
Skilled used of exposition is a matter of balance: not too much, not too little.
How to avoid carelessness when juggling more than one POV.
A smarmy protagonist and an inconsistent tone undercuts Maximum Ride's hopes for a tense opening.
How to get the most out of your edit.