Author: Emma Johnson

The Ultimate Guide to YA Fiction

Over the past decade, the Young Adult (YA) fiction market has grown so much, it's a wonder authors are still writing adult books at all. In fact, a 2015 study found that young adults were more likely to have read a book in the last twelve months than any other age group. Despite …

7 Tips On How To Write Realistic Settings

There’s no doubt that setting is a fundamental aspect of all kinds of writing. A solid setting can improve the quality of a story immensely, while a poorly developed setting can instantly turn readers away. But knowing how important a good setting is doesn’t make it easy to write, especially when you’re …

6 Quick Tips For Writing Gripping Scenes

Scenes drive your story forward; without them, there would be no novel. Your scenes need to keep your reader on the edge of their seat with your plot and characters because otherwise, they won't keep reading. Looking at your novel on a scene-by-scene basis is a critical step in the writing and editing process. Here's …

9 Simple Activities To Inspire Your Writing

As a writer, it's easy to feel like you've completely exhausted all your ideas when you need to be creative all the time. The good news is, you can never run out of creativity! As John Steinbeck once said, "Ideas are like rabbits, you get a couple and learn how to handle …

How To Plan Your Novel Using The Three-Act Structure

Writing a novel is hard, especially if you’ve never done it before. You’ve spent hours researching, building your world and becoming an expert on your characters. Now you’re ready for the next step: planning. While some people like to write organically (letting the story take you in whatever direction feels …