5 Simple Tips For Writing Awesome Urban Fantasy

Urban fantasy is one of the most popular fantasy subgenres around. Defined as stories with magical or supernatural elements that take place in a contemporary city or town setting, the urban fantasy category includes the likes of authors such as Patricia Briggs, Cassandra Clare, Neil Gaiman and Jim Butcher. Its …

5 Key Reasons Indie Authors Should Use Goodreads

If you're an avid reader, you probably already have a Goodreads account. But if you're an indie author, you might not yet have utilised Goodreads as a tool for book promotion. In case you haven't heard of it, Goodreads is a 'social network for readers'. It has a searchable database of …

9 Top Tips For Entering Manuscript Prizes

You’ve done the hard work – you’ve written your book and now you’re looking to get it the recognition it deserves. This is the easy part, right? Well, yes it is, if you know what to do... Manuscript prizes typically ask for a sample of your work, as well as …

Crash Course: How To Edit Your Novel

‘How To Edit Your Novel’ is a guide designed for writers who have completed a long-form work of fiction and want to edit, polish and perfect it as much as possible. It’s all about providing you with the information, tools and advice you need to take your first draft to …

When and How to Write an Amazing Prologue

Today we're going to talk about one of the most divisive literary devices around: the prologue. As you probably know, a prologue is a section that appears before Chapter One in a book. The prologue is something separate from the main story, which always begins in Chapter One. Some readers …