Category: Resources for Writers

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 Useful Tips For Establishing A Writing Routine

There are certain things all writers need: inspiration, creativity, dedication, some measure of talent. But there's one thing that's perhaps more important than all these elements combined – one thing that's guaranteed to help you become a productive, prolific writer. And that thing is a writing routine. Every writer who …

10 Simple Tips For Writing Clever Plot Twists

Writing plot twists is much harder than it looks. As readers, we're used to devouring mind-blowing twists and turns, marvelling at the cleverness of the writers who devised them. But as writers behind the scenes, it's difficult to dream up new and innovative ways of subverting readers' expectations. If you …

The Fuss-Free Beginner’s Guide To Scrivener

You've no doubt heard of Scrivener before. Developed by Literature and Latte, this piece of novel-writing software is expansive, affordable, and extremely popular with experienced authors and beginners alike. But just why is it so popular? Do you really need yet another piece of software in your life? Will it really help …

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 …