Is Twitter really the best place to pitch your book? Before you enter a contest make sure you actually want to win.
The most frequent problem I see with drafts written in first person is the overuse of I-construction sentences, or its close cousin, “me” as object.
Writers should take more chances. Straying from the formula and worrying less about what will sell. Writers should listen to their own stories and do what the story demands.
Who’s in charge of your character’s life? It might not be who you think.
Whether on Twitter, pitch contests, or in a query, effective pitches must tell a logical story
Using scene goals to create a deeper world.
Simple tips for raising the stakes and creating more tension in your manuscript.