“Show don’t tell” is probably the most commonly given advice in writing. So why is it so important?
Use beats in your dialogue to anchor your characters in their settings, control pacing, and tell the complete story.
Bad feedback will ruin a wonderful story. Learn to recognize bad advice.
The definitive guide to recognizing passive voice and when to use it
The first line is the most examined line in your entire book. Make sure your’s is selling your story.
The secret to increase tension, raise the stakes, and propel your readers to the very last page.
Keep word crutches from ruining your writing. Tips for eliminating overused words and phrases
Engaging readers from the first sentence is now a podcast
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