Reading Time: 5 minutes Completing a novel necessarily means you’ll be writing many, many sentences. But there are people who rightfully point out that the first sentence is arguably the single most important sentence of all your novel writing efforts. No pressure, right? And then there’s the last sentence as well, which many believe ranks close behind your first … Read More
Reading Time: 5 minutes Writing good dialogue is an essential piece of your fantasy novel puzzle. It’s also one area where new writers tend to fall short. In this article you’ll learn why good dialogue is so important, as well as some key guidelines to make sure you get the basics right from the start. What Dialogue Does for … Read More
Reading Time: 5 minutes When it comes to presenting magic and/or psychic powers in your fantasy, think through the details first.
Reading Time: 6 minutes You are a writer, striving to be a published author of fiction. You also are a parent. How do you do both well? Can you juggle a serious commitment to a writing career while also being a great mom or dad? You can do it all by following six relatively simple steps. Picture this. You … Read More
Reading Time: 6 minutes Tip #1—Remove Passive Sentence Constructions. A novel comes alive when a reader mentally lives inside it. However we write we want to do whatever we can to get a reader engaged and keep them immersed. When our writing uses too many passive sentence constructions, it can strip a novel of life and energy. Environmental descriptions … Read More
Reading Time: 6 minutes Similar to writing, everybody has their own style of planning their novel. Some don’t even bother to plan at all and prefer just throwing everything on the page as it comes. For some writers, planning is an interesting step in the process that allows them to explore several aspects of their story without committing to … Read More
Reading Time: 6 minutes Finding time in your busy day to write can be difficult whether you’re a career writer or someone who writes for fun. When you’re constantly trying to squeeze in your sessions amidst your crazy life, it can be difficult to let your ideas flow freely and you may wind up spending most of your writing … Read More
Reading Time: 6 minutes It’s time. You’ve finally decided to write your novel. You’ve envisioned your story and you’re ready to bring it to life. If you’re at this stage in the writing process, it’s important to consider your next steps. Every choice you make from this point on should be decided strategically and methodically. No pressure! At this … Read More
Reading Time: 5 minutes One of the most enjoyable aspects of writing your fantasy novel is all the monsters and other strange and wonderful creatures you might want to include.
Reading Time: 6 minutes Whether you are a new or seasoned writer, you likely have or are establishing your own writing space. However experienced you are though, designing your writing space and your writing schedule can be challenging, especially if you feel your productivity dropping no matter what you do. If you fear your writing space is not allowing … Read More