Introducing your readers to your magic system takes careful consideration. Don’t blindside them with the supernatural. Prepare them properly and they will be ready to believe anything.
Revising without a plan can lead to hours of wasted effort and frustration. Rather than getting stuck in an endless editing loop, use this novel revision and editing guide to make sure you are doing the right edits in the right order
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
The Manuscript Shredder’s NaNoWriMo Beginner’s Guide begins with first chapter do’s and don’ts. Start your story the right way
The first page is the introduction to your entire novel. Create an effective first page by avoiding these writing mistakes
The first line is the most examined line in your entire book. Make sure your’s is selling your story.
Keep word crutches from ruining your writing. Tips for eliminating overused words and phrases
Despite being decades old, Dwight Swain’s motivation-reaction technique is still relevant. Every time something feels off in the prose, the improperly constructed MRU is usually to blame.
Using a fantasy-style worldbuilding worksheet will help you create an immersive setting no matter what your genre
No matter how great your plot is, bad prose will sink it fast.