The inciting incident is the event that forces the character to action. It is the one event that sets him on his path. Make sure yours is up to the task
Hooks versus themes.The difference between theme and hook can be confusing. Learn what they are and why your story needs them.
Scene planning worksheets will give you a simple framework to brainstorm your ideas so you will be ready when you actually have time to write.
The definitive guide to recognizing passive voice and when to use it
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.