If you think the first chapter of your novel could use some improvement, there’s one simple test that can tell you how to make it better. Kill the main character at the end of your first chapter. This will tell you how compelling your first chapter is. Write something like, “Jim slips off the bridge and falls to his death.” … More The Simple Test That Will Tell You How Compelling Your First Chapter Is
Heyo! If you’re looking to get your work published, you already know that you have to go through an agent first. Here are 4 free tools that will help you to find your perfect agent! 1) Agentquery.com This is what you want to use to find an agent. Not sure how to find an agent? … More 4 Free Tools to Help You Find the Perfect Agent
Heyo my fellow writers! If you’re like me, you’re reflecting on everything you’ve done this past year. For me, I think this is my biggest year of accomplishment yet. I hope it sets a precedent for a super successful 2016! This past year, I discovered what I really want to do with myself. For years … More 2015 is OVER!
You’ve just finished your first novel. Your next step is getting published, right? Wrong! There’s so many other steps you need to do after finishing your novel. What about finding an editor? What about agents? What about self-publishing? All these questions were going through my mind earlier this year. I spent months and months trying to … More A Shortcut to Getting Published
If you’re like me, you write a lot of short stories – like at least one a week! I’ve been fortunate enough to be involved in a writing group that helps me critique my work. This not only means that I receive lots of tips on my writing, it also means that I’m constantly reading … More 5 Tips For Writing A Killer Short Story Intro
You’ve finished your first novel, but you don’t know what to do next. I’ve been in your shoes. The above statement described me perfectly after I’d finished writing my first novel. I spent months of research, reading blogs, consulting with authors, following & writing agents, and talking with other people who were on the same … More Write Your Query Letter in Half the Time with This Ultimate Guide on How to Publish Your First Novel
After years of writing (and receiving a mountain load of feedback), I’ve created a guide on how to write better. Here’s what I’ve learned and try to follow so far. Add your tips to the comments! STORY INTRODUCTION Introduce setting – where is the reader? Be quick about it, no extensive descriptions Introduce character right … More Every Author’s Must-Do Checklist