Category: Fiction Writing

6 Easy Ways To Avoid Second Book Syndrome

If you're writing a series, you might have heard of – or already be quaking in fear of – the dreaded thing called 'second book syndrome'. But what exactly is this phenomenon? Also called 'middle book syndrome' or 'second book slump', second book syndrome generally refers to an author's second …

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 those themes are universal. So today we're taking a look …

EXCLUSIVE Cover Reveal: REIGN OF MIST by Helen Scheuerer

It's another incredibly exciting day for us here at Writer's Edit... In partnership with our imprint Talem Press, we're thrilled to bring you the exclusive cover reveal for our Founding Editor, Helen Scheuerer's second fantasy novel, Reign of Mist. So without further ado... Reign of Mist is slated for release on September …

5 Simple Tips For Writing Awesome Urban Fantasy

Urban fantasy is one of the most popular fantasy subgenres around. Defined as stories with magical or supernatural elements that take place in a contemporary city or town setting, the urban fantasy category includes the likes of authors such as Patricia Briggs, Cassandra Clare, Neil Gaiman and Jim Butcher. Its …

9 Top Tips For Entering Manuscript Prizes

You’ve done the hard work – you’ve written your book and now you’re looking to get it the recognition it deserves. This is the easy part, right? Well, yes it is, if you know what to do... Manuscript prizes typically ask for a sample of your work, as well as …