Suspense is one of the best ways to keep your readers hooked...but poorly done suspense can make your story fall flat or become way too predictable. Follow these five tips to write exciting and thrilling stories.
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Worried your characters might sound too much alike? Each character should have a way of speaking, phrases or words they use specific to them. They need to be distinctive because in a novel, their words are one of the main things readers have to understand their personality. You don’t want five of the same characters… Continue reading Quick Tip #7
If you’re suffering from writer’s block, try this tactic. Take a break for a few days (3-5) from your specific story. Each day write for 10-30 minutes about anything but be descriptive. No distractions, no phones, nothing but you and your keyboard or journal. Write about the way the light is coming through the window,… Continue reading Quick Tip #6
Every writer wants to write the next bestseller but many lack the tools beyond natural talent. Here are the top ten items I'd recommend to help you create a work of art. A lamp to help your eyes You most likely spend a large amount of time staring at a computer screen. Take care… Continue reading Ten Tools To Help You Write the Next Bestseller
You may have heard that the golden rule for writing a relationship is that if they have to kiss for your reader to know they’re in love, you haven’t written a real relationship. But what does that actually look like? How do you write something that your readers will ship? Here are my top five… Continue reading How To Write a Relationship Your Reader Will Love
How to Write a Good Villain: Five Questions to Create a Compelling Character. If you sit down to write and find yourself asking how to write a good villain, then you're in the right place. Here are five questions to ask yourself to tell if your villain is the next Moriarty or the next Dr. Dufus.
These 5 tips can change you story for boring to engaging as you write about the cold in a way that is both realistic and immersive. Plus, it's always fun to write a scene you feel immersed in and hopefully you'll feel the chill along with your characters.