Writer's Fun Zone by Beth Barany
When designing a novel’s setting, we draw maps and scenes, but what if we do this for plot? LA Bourgeois teaches us how to think of our stories in a whole new way by imagining the novel garden.
To plan your novel, it’s helpful to think about your genre, so that you’ll have a general idea of your story ending. If you’re not sure what your genre is, take a guess and...
Do you want to write a novel? Then I recommend you prepare for Nanowrimo, National Novel Writing Month, which happens every November around the world. Check out our novel planning resources here: Course: Plan Your...
When it comes to marketing, authors and companies can use the advantages of trademarks and brands. But what’s actually the difference between these, and how do you use them? Kelley Way explains.
To quit is to fail, and failure is bad. Right? Well, no. Sometimes, quitting is exactly what you need. Catharine Bramkamp tells us why, and helps us know when to consider quitting.
Getting published is hard enough, but in addition, there are plenty of publishing scams that would love to drain your money and squander your hard work. Thao Nguyen tells us how to spot these scams.
LA Bourgeois teaches us how we can use any image as a writing tool, generating ideas and creating characters for us. With Image Play, we have an endless source of inspiration.
Good editing can make or break your manuscript, but as an indie author, Janelle Riley knows that this can’t always be in the budget. She shares when to choose self-editing and how to get started.
I love what Joie Seldon says here in her five minute video on Joy. Her short video is about emotional resilience and commitment. Two ingredients we need to write novels and be successful fiction writers. When...
You want to protect your rights and your works as much as possible, so you should register a trademark, right? Lawyer Kelley Way teaches us when you should register and when you should wait.
Many of us think of experts as people with all the answers, but Catharine Bramkamp tells us why the true experts are really the people with all the questions.
Enjoy this author Q&A with mystery and thriller novelist Lisa Towles featuring her upcoming novel, Ninety-Five!
Marilyn Flower tells us about the BYOB Challenge and how writing blog posts to develop her characters led to eventually publishing a bestselling ebook.
LA Bourgeois discusses a common problem for writers and how to fix it: Have a scene or character that’s feeling stale? Add a goblin! Your own little agent of chaos will help show you your story.