Category: Advice for Writers

The Complete Guide To Bullet Journaling For Writers

You may have seen the terms 'bullet journal' or even #bujo floating around lately. Bullet journaling is a hugely popular method of organising, documenting and reflecting on your day-to-day life. It's a customisable combination of journal, diary, notebook, to-do list – and anything else you want to add, really! Bullet journals …

5 Quick Tips For Crafting Believable Characters

Do you ever find yourself with characters who are too flat? Or notice that you’re spending far too much time writing plot but still struggle with your characters’ motivations? Whether you’re a published author or an aspiring one, character building isn’t always easy. I was first introduced to the “Iceberg …

5 Reasons Novelists Should Write Short Stories

The ability to write a short story, and write it well, is invaluable to any author. Novelists in particular can benefit from regularly immersing themselves in short fiction. Writing short stories... Develops creative and critical skills. Builds portfolios. Provides the opportunity to expand experiences with submissions, editors and professional expectations. Furthers your …

5 Everyday Book Marketing Tips For Authors

As I often tell authors, the good news about book promotion is the same as the bad news: There’s always something more you can be doing for your book. This means that, on one hand, you always have the opportunity to reach new readers, no matter how long your book …

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 …

6 Reasons Why You Still Can’t Finish Your Story

Every writer will have a certain project that is seemingly impossible to finish, no matter how hard you try. After all the hard work, all the hours creating intricate plots, well-rounded characters and detailed settings, sometimes your writing just comes to a stop, and you’re left amidst those final chapters …