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Many writers have a pet narrative technique they think is underused and underappreciated.
A story’s environment is vitally important, but how do we describe it?
Making your protagonist a relatable underdog is a great way to encourage your audience to bond with them.
Writing and roleplaying are vastly different mediums.
Last year, Handbook for Mortals by Lani Sarem cheated its way to the top of the New York Times YA bestseller list.
Using a villain's point of view can do more harm than good.
If you want your words to sound captivating, borrow tricks from a poet.
Much has been made of these rules. Do they live up to the hype?
Six ways your story might grow grating for an audiobook listener's ears.
Beta readers can give valuable insights on early drafts—if you and they know how to get it.
Confusing description and a lack of context bog down an action-packed opening.
A lack of nuance, attachment, and tension make this intro more of a whimper than a roar.
How to pack meaning into every word of your tiny tales.
What’s in a name? If you’re telling a story, a lot.
How to use the strengths of a distant perspective to make your story exciting.
How to tell if the market's hot for your story—and what to do if it isn't.
A jerk main character and slow, run-on paragraphs drag this early sci-fi tale to a crawl.
A common fear among writers is that our characters will all sound the same.