Thursday, December 3
Editorial Feedback: Friend or Foe?
By Sherry Howard, @SherLHoward Part of The Writer's Life Series JH: Feedback is a valuable part of the writing process, but it can also ...
Wednesday, December 2
How to Sneak Clues Past Your Readers and Keep Them Guessing
By Janice Hardy, @Janice_Hardy Some writers weave clues so seamlessly into a novel, we never even realize they’re there until they all conve...
Tuesday, December 1
Building Your Writer Support Network
By Jodi Turchin, @jlturchin Part of The Writer's Life Series JH: Writing is a tough business, so it's important for writers to build...
Monday, November 30
3 Ways to Make Your Writing Come Alive
By Janice Hardy, @Janice_Hardy Quick—what’s your favorite book from your childhood? The first novel I remember sweeping me away and capturin...
Saturday, November 28
WIP Diagnostic: Is This Working? A Closer Look at a Short Story Opening
Critique By Maria D'Marco WIP Diagnostics is a weekly column that studies a snippet of a work in progress for specific issues. Readers a...
Thursday, November 26
Firearms In Fiction: What Authors Need to Know
By Dave Chesson, @DaveChesson Part of The Indie Authors Series JH: Not every writer is an expert on firearms, but if you're using them ...
Wednesday, November 25
Broken, but Still Good: 3 Ways to Create Character Flaws
By Janice Hardy, @Janice_Hardy Choose the right flaws and weaknesses to round out your characters. There's an old saying: "I'm ...
Tuesday, November 24
An Exercise in Layering & Depth: 25 Questions to Ask Your Characters
By Bonnie Randall Part of The How They Do It Series JH: I don't think I know a single writer who isn't interested in better ways to...
Monday, November 23
How to Tell if You Should You Give Up On Your Novel and Write Something New
By Janice Hardy, @Janice_Hardy Not all novels need to be written. Is yours one of them? Right after my third novel was published (2011), I h...
Saturday, November 21
WIP Diagnostic: Is This Working? A Closer Look at Character Engagement and Backstory
Critique By Janice Hardy, @Janice_Hardy WIP Diagnostics is a weekly column that studies a snippet of a work in progress for specific issues....
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