Category: Fiction Writing

5 Things To Avoid When Writing Romantic Relationships

Ahh, romance. Not only is it a massively popular genre of its own, it's also an extremely common element in countless other genres and categories – from literary fiction right through to sci-fi, fantasy and young adult fiction. However, writing romantic relationships isn't easy. Just because it's done often, doesn't mean …

The Ultimate Guide To Fantasy Subgenres

Understanding your fiction genre, and its subgenres, lets you alter and conform with confidence. You want a book that works well with marketing and cover design, and you want your readers to feel, at the least, satisfied. Of course, adding your own unique flair is all part of the fun. …

5 Common Mistakes To Avoid When Writing YA Fiction

As with any other style or genre, writing YA fiction truly is an art form. There's so much to balance: the younger characters' perspectives, relationships and development; the language; the plot... One of the most common misconceptions about writing for young adults is that it's easier than writing for adults. …

5 Quick Tips for Writing Thrilling Fight Scenes

Fight scenes are common across a range of genres, from action, spy and thriller novels to fantasy and sci-fi. They're often a physical manifestation of the conflict that's driving your story – and they're great for keeping things exciting for readers. Whatever genre you write, knowing how to write an authentic, …

How To Master Setting In Your Novel

In our visual world of cinema and photography, setting often takes a back seat in novels. But even when constructed through words, visuals are a powerful story element. Whether creating a fantasy world from scratch or using the current world as your backdrop, it is important to work your setting …