Few readers are going to relate to being a billionaire orphan or have access to any radioactive spiders, so how do you make your superheroes relatable?
Does setting your novel over 24-hours make a difference?
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Having a salary these days means I can buy and own books. I love that. But if readers and writers aren’t using and defending libraries, who will be?
Need help remembering where characters are at? Use a map.
Ideas to help craft a psychological accurate friendship. Primary social identities, Harry Potter and dumper trucks included.
It’s easy for prologues to become clunky information dumps that the reader skips, so why bother?
Warning: this article contains clowns.
Failing brakes on trains and ticking countdowns on bombs don’t fit into every genre, but there are various elements of suspense that work across the board. You can use one technique, or link together several, to make you reader’s chest tighten with the worry that,...
When creating character profiles we often expect, as writers, to sit down and hash out an entire internal world. Is there another way?