Discover 5 ways to rise above cliched and melodramatic villains in your novels to create memorable antagonists your readers can fall in love with in this article by scifi romance author, Keri Kruspe.
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The restless artist is an inventor, happiest when she is creating the next great thing, so how can she become a success this way? Learn more from Catharine Bramkamp, author of Writing from the Queen’s Seat: Discover and Write From Your Authentic Authority.
“Why do I need to know everything about my character?” my client asked. “You don’t need to know everything. Just the important bits!” I said. Let me explain… The other day I was in...
Before you can move forward with your writing career, leave behind pernicious myths of writing and publishing, so you can travel forward lighter and faster. Here’s myth buster, author and writing teacher, Catharine Bramkamp, to dispel five more writing myths.
When soldiers get bored they do some fun and interesting things. Great details to add to your military romance novel. Take it from a writer and former military spouse, Ann Woodford.
Discover how to craft a story and characters readers love by creating a main character with agency, including a clear goal, motivation, and conflict by editor and novelist, Kay Keppler.
You’ll never know, unless you try. When you write it down, that scene you’re playing with, you may discover, as writer and artist Nevada McPherson did, a pivotal scene in your story.
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.
Nothing could have prepared her for the devastating blow she received when her loved one died. The long winding road of how one writer found her way back to writing after the death of a loved one.
Dialogue is more than characters talking about the plot of your story. Good dialogue makes your story come alive. Check out these rules for writing punchy dialogue by Terry Tierney, novelist and poet.
Using description that grounds the reader in time and place can make a powerful opening—and metaphors and similes can help readers see and feel more precisely what you want them to experience.
Writing a story is very similar to building a puzzle. And scenes are the puzzle pieces. Here are some tips to help you sort your puzzle pieces, I mean, scenes.