What is a subplot and what’s the point of adding one to your novel? Here’s your beginner’s guide to subplots:
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Are you an author who needs financial assistance? Don’t miss this post. Here’s how to get started with crowdfunding for authors:
Are you planning on writing a novel in a month, but not sure how to get started? Here’s a helpful guide that you can use.
Writing a dystopian novel, but have no idea how to begin? Check out this guide for tips on researching a world that doesn’t exist (yet).
Need help writing a convincing and compelling whodunit? Here’s a list of rules and best practices to follow when crafting a mystery.
A strategy for being your own best submissions manager
Submitting your work to agents and literary magazines can be overwhelming. Initially, many writers go through periods of frenzied submitting followed by long periods of creating without attempting publication. This is seldom a productive approach, and usually results in an enormous amount of energy being poured into every high-pressure period of submitting.
Identifying the end of a story is often one of the most difficult parts of writing. Sometimes writers are anxious to finish, other times we can’t bear to walk away from characters we’ve grown to love, and sometimes we’re still unsure how a story ends even as we’re wrapping it up. The ending of your story is nearly as important as the beginning.
I thought I had a fantastic short story— you know the feeling. It was thick with understated suspense, snappy dialogue and dynamic characters with names like “Chub Henderson.”