10 Unique Origin Story Ideas For Your Fantasy Protagonist

Characters are shaped by their pasts – that’s why so many superheroes have spin-offs dedicated to telling their origin stories. While you don’t need to write detailed accounts of what happens to make your protagonist who they are today (though

5 Benefits Of Writing Fan Fiction (And Why You Shouldn’t Dismiss It)

Whichever corner of the internet you spend your time lurking in, you have no doubt encountered fandoms – and by extension, fan fiction. At the time of writing, fanwork mecca Archive of Our Own (AO3) has published well over five

5 Creative Ways to Get to Know Your Characters

Every good book has a strong cast of captivating characters accompanying the reader throughout the story. Whether it’s high-action fantasy, gritty crime drama or heart-wrenching romance, characters who are realistic and relatable are integral to an interesting read. So, you’ve

How To Start Writing A Story About Your Life

How To Start Writing A Story About Your Life

Your life story is your opportunity to share your unique experiences, accomplishments, and lessons learned with the world. But getting started on writing your life story can be daunting. Where do you begin? How do you capture all of the

3 Key Differences Between YA Fiction and Adult Fiction

We’ve talked plenty about young adult fiction here on Writer’s Edit. We’ve covered how to master conflict and what mistakes to avoid when writing for young adults; put together an ultimate guide to the category; and shared our top five tips for writing YA fiction.

10 Most Popular Literary Theme Examples

Theme in literature is a topic we’ve delved into before. Every story has themes – whether they’re consciously explored or simmering under the surface – and the exploration of different themes adds depth and layers to any story, especially if

5 Amazing Benefits of Writing A Fantasy Series

Writing a single novel is a huge undertaking, so you can probably imagine the mammoth task that writing a series is… However, if you’re considering writing a fantasy series, and are willing to put the work in, then this article

The Ultimate Guide To Fantasy Subgenres

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

15 Random Lessons I Learnt Publishing My First Indie Book

15 Random Lessons I Learnt Publishing My First Indie Book

Having recently published my first indie book to bestseller status, I’ve realised that there are some lessons best learnt in theory and others in practice. From market research and the ideal publication schedule, to fielding financial questions and overcoming anxiety,

Ultimate Guide: 9 Fiction Genres You Should Know About

The lines separating genres in fiction writing can be hard to identify. Not everyone agrees where to draw them, and as trends in genre fiction evolve, they’re constantly changing anyway. What’s more, the cross-pollination of hallmarks and themes from different