People may not always behave in a logical manner, but when you are planning out your stories, your characters should. Creating characters without any internal logic will produce an inconsistent, illogical mess. Fortunately, there is a simple trick for fixing this problem
Just chopping info-dumps into smaller pieces isn’t really that sneaky. The savvy reader will still sense that something isn’t right. Sprinkling world-building randomly into your story is like tossing skittles on top of your tiramisu. It doesn’t solve the real problem. Fortunately, there is a better way
Tips for choosing the right point of view (POV) character for your scenes and improving eavesdropping problems in first-person POV
Bad dialogue will ruin an otherwise great story. Don’t fall into these common traps.
The definitive guide to recognizing passive voice and when to use it
The secret to increase tension, raise the stakes, and propel your readers to the very last page.
Your villain is half your story. Give him the respect he deserves.