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?
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.
Writers love to offer lists of rules for writing, especially if they’ve got a book to promote.
Unless you use restraint with fantastical elements, you'll lose the aura of mystery.
Telling a story is one thing, but how you tell it is another.
Don't describe scenes as though you're taking a photograph.
The best description conveys the right tone, is easy to imagine, and makes the world feel alive.
Hot take: words are made up, don't use them.