Writer's Edit

A newsletter for novel writers looking for inspiration and advice on their creative journey.



Category: Writing

  • Leaped vs. Leapt: Basic Rules Of Grammar

    The English language is a complex thing, and sometimes it feels like it was made to trick people. This is the case when it comes to the difference between leaped and leapt.…


  • Should My Novel Have a Prologue?

    In a novel, the prologue – a section preceding your first chapter – is a powerful literary tool. When utilised correctly, a prologue can elevate your novel to the next…


  • Should My Novel Have An Epilogue?

    Appearing at the very end of a novel, an effective epilogue can leave a lasting impression on your audience. Written in similar fashion to the prologue, this short section is…


  • How To Write A Shippable Romance Novel

    Romance. Love it or hate it, it’s been around forever. From William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet to Sally Rooney’s Normal People, readers have been enamoured with love stories of all…


  • How To Create Secondary Characters

    The core of a great story comes with a set of compelling characters. While the protagonist will always have the limelight, secondary characters are as important. These range from sidekicks, best friends,…


  • How To Write A Killer First Page For Your Novel

    There are millions of things going on these days that divert our attention from what matters. Scrambling to reply to that email… Hitting ‘play’ on the next episode of your…


  • Top 7 Tips For Writing A Successful Sequel

    You’ve done it! You completed your first novel. Congrats! But now what do you do? Eat an entire pizza? Dance in your living room? Do whatever you please. You deserve…


  • What Are Some Good Examples Of Character Development In Literature?

    Every character has thoughts, opinions and a past that has shaped them into who they are. Character development is the process of creating this persona, then changing and adapting it…


  • How To Make Minor Characters Matter

    Any great story involves a cast of varied characters who each play an integral role. But ‘minor’ characters are an often overlooked element of storytelling. Many prospective writers position secondary characters…


  • How Many Drafts Should You Write For A Novel?

    Asking ‘How many drafts should you write for a novel?’ is kind of like asking ‘How long is a piece of string?’. Every writer has a process that works for…


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