Judge Yourself Less, Trust Yourself More, and Write Better Stories – Helping Writers Become Authors

There’s a dark side to creativity—one we don’t always like to talk about. And that dark side can be encapsulated in two words: writing perfectionism. Source: Judge Yourself Less, Trust Yourself More, and Write Better Stories – Helping Writers Become Authors (via K. M. Weiland)

5 Must-Try Writing Techniques For Fiction Authors – Writer’s Edit

We’ve put together an easy-to-follow round-up of different writing techniques you might like to try out in the search for that perfect routine. Click here to learn more! Source: 5 Must-Try Writing Techniques For Fiction Authors – Writer’s Edit

How To Find And Fix Plot Holes In Your Novel – Writer’s Edit

Plot holes. We all know what they are: inconsistencies or gaps that defy logic in stories. And we all know they’re entirely undesirable when it comes to writing a good novel. Plot holes diminish the plausibility of a story and can have a huge effect on the way that story is viewed by readers. YourContinue reading “How To Find And Fix Plot Holes In Your Novel – Writer’s Edit”

Create Compelling Characters With These 3 Types of Character Arcs – Writer’s Edit

We all know that crafting believable characters with strong motivations is vital in fiction writing. But how do you ensure that your characters remain compelling throughout the course of your story? The answer is simple: make sure they all have strong character arcs. Below, we’ll first discuss what exactly a character arc is. Then we’ll take aContinue reading “Create Compelling Characters With These 3 Types of Character Arcs – Writer’s Edit”

5 Quick Tips for Writing Thrilling Fight Scenes – Writer’s Edit

Fight scenes are common across a range of genres, from action, spy and thriller novels to fantasy and sci-fi. They’re often a physical manifestation of the conflict that’s driving your story – and they’re great for keeping things exciting for readers. Whatever genre you write, knowing how to write an authentic, exciting fight scene is anContinue reading “5 Quick Tips for Writing Thrilling Fight Scenes – Writer’s Edit”

5 Reasons Novelists Should Write Short Stories – Writer’s Edit

The ability to write a short story, and write it well, is invaluable to any author. Novelists in particular can benefit from regularly immersing themselves in short fiction. Writing short stories… Develops creative and critical skills. Builds portfolios. Provides the opportunity to expand experiences with submissions, editors and professional expectations. Furthers your understanding of genres and potentialContinue reading “5 Reasons Novelists Should Write Short Stories – Writer’s Edit”

6 Quick Tips For Writing Gripping Scenes – Writer’s Edit

Scenes drive your story forward; without them, there would be no novel. Your scenes need to keep your reader on the edge of their seat with your plot and characters because otherwise, they won’t keep reading. Looking at your novel on a scene-by-scene basis is a critical step in the writing and editing process. Here’s a list of six things youContinue reading “6 Quick Tips For Writing Gripping Scenes – Writer’s Edit”

How To Master Setting In Your Novel – Writer’s Edit

In our visual world of cinema and photography, setting often takes a back seat in novels. But even when constructed through words, visuals are a powerful story element. Whether creating a fantasy world from scratch or using the current world as your backdrop, it is important to work your setting into your story effectively. TheContinue reading “How To Master Setting In Your Novel – Writer’s Edit”

Official Blurb and Cover for The Long Change

A secret affair…an unspoken love…the change of a lifetime. Andrew Ellis is a winger on a failing hockey team and sees an opportunity for change in the upcoming expansion draft. Through that, he believes he can escape his ex-wife and the painful memories of their daughter’s death from cancer. Not to mention the secret he’sContinue reading “Official Blurb and Cover for The Long Change”