Use mind mapping to discover your characters’ road not taken and add depth to your fiction. And your life. From writing coach and author of Writing from the Queen’s Seat: Discover and Write From Your Authentic Authority, Catharine Bramkamp.
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Four common issues will force the air out of your manuscript faster than a needle can pop a balloon. Find out how to fix these issues and repair the sagging middle of your story.
Author and artist Nevada McPherson is facing novel revisions, including what to cut and what to keep and change to make sure the story has plenty of “cakes and pies.” Read on to uncover what she means.
In this time of upheaval and potential for great change — for the better or worse is up to each of us –, I have some writing resources for you because through our art...
Humankind, we’ve realized that there is so much more to us than meets the eye. And gender is one of those things. Come explore gender neutral pronouns and why use them with author Willow Woodford.
Hook your readers with great beginnings and endings. If readers don’t like your opening scene, they won’t read the rest of the book. But if your last scene doesn’t provide a pay-off, you’ve failed them—and they won’t read your next book.
The end of winter is nigh, and whether yours has been a winter of discontent or one of satisfaction and productivity, the spring represents a time of new beginnings, new goals, and new challenges.
Discover 8 common problems in fiction writing to avoid so you can make your story stronger and attractive to an agent or editor and ultimately to your readers.
Plot isn’t just what happens. Each scene must be connected to the next by cause and effect. The action of the second scene is a consequence of the action in the first. Here’s what we mean…
Knowledge is power. So knowing why writer’s block happens and how to get through it is a tool every author should have in their pencil box.
Applying body language to your characters is one of the best ways to show and not tell when we write. Learn some tips in this post by regular columnist Kay Keppler.