The Writing Craft

How To Launch A Writing Career

June 5, 2019

So, you want to become a full-time writer… You have your reasons. You’ve long loved to write, and people have told you you have a way with words. But how do you know the time is right or whether you have what it takes? I… [Continue reading below]

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Got Subtext Writing Better Dialogue

Got Subtext? Writing Better Dialogue

January 29, 2019

Guest post by Becca Puglisi Realistic, evocative dialogue is an important part of any successful story. We need our characters’ interactions to be authentic, consistent, and engaging to draw readers in to what’s happening. So when we’re learning to write, we spend a lot of… [Continue reading below]

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How to Improve Your Writing Skills: 15 Simple Tips

How to Improve Your Writing Skills: 15 Simple Tips

November 13, 2018

Would you believe that even after writing and publishing nearly 200 books, including 21 New York Times bestsellers, I still take daily steps to hone my writing skills? Whether you’re a beginner or have been at it for decades as I have, writing well takes… [Continue reading below]

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4 Steps to a Writing Routine You Won't Want to Break

4 Steps to a Writing Routine You Won’t Want to Break

June 12, 2018

Guest post by Emmanuel Nataf You’ve wanted to write a novel for ages, but can’t seem to ever find the time to start writing. Or maybe you’ve started and just keep hitting walls. Why? For most of us, the answer is that commitments like family,… [Continue reading below]

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Story Themes

How to Develop the Theme of Your Story

May 29, 2018

Without a deeper meaning than just its plot, your story remains a shell of what it could be. A story with a theme answers, what does this mean? That’s the kind of a story that resonates with readers and stays with them. Getting Started: What… [Continue reading below]

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