Top 5 Tips For Writing Compelling Young Adult Fiction

Young adult fiction is one of the most commonly read categories of fiction around. Despite its namesake, which implies writing exclusive to a particular age group, successful YA fiction is read and indulged in by many other age groups and tends to have a tremendously passionate following. When it comes to …

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 …