Monday, November 18
How to Make an Unhappy Character "Likable"
By Janice Hardy, @Janice_Hardy Novels don't always have a happy hero at the core--but that doesn't make the character any less...
Friday, November 15
When It All Goes Horribly Wrong, Turn to Odyssey Online
By Dianna Sanchez, @diannabooks Part of The Writer's Life Series JH: Writing is often hard to learn on your own, and luckily,...
Thursday, November 14
Writers, Don't Get Discouraged: Have Stepping Stones, Not Setbacks
By Shanna Swendson, @ShannaSwendson Part of The Writer’s Life Series JH: Writing is a tough business, and once in a while, it can rea...
Wednesday, November 13
Keeping Your Distance: How Narrative Distance Works in Your Novel
By Janice Hardy, @Janice_Hardy The narrative distance in a novel has more impact on it than you might think. Especially when it comes t...
Tuesday, November 12
3 Secrets to Writing Vivid Settings
By Laurence MacNaughton, @LMacNaughton Part of the How They Do It Series JH: Settings are an often overlooked aspect of a novel, yet t...
Monday, November 11
The Joy of Discovery: Keeping Readers Hooked Through Story Revelations
By Janice Hardy, @Janice_Hardy The need to know is what keeps readers interested in your novel. Don't let them down. My husband an...
Saturday, November 9
Real Life Diagnostics: A Look at a Middle Grade First Page
Critique By Maria D'Marco Real Life Diagnostics is a weekly column that studies a snippet of a work in progress for specific issues...
Friday, November 8
SPARK UP YOUR STORY – A Workable Plan for Adding Tension, Suspense, & Intrigue
By Jodie Renner, fiction editor , @JodieRennerEd Part of the How They Do It Series JH: Keeping the reader glued to the pages of our n...
Thursday, November 7
Building YOUR Indie Author Brand
By Ray Flynt Part of The Indie Author Series JH: Once you decide to go indie, the next step is to ensure you have a strong author bra...
Tuesday, November 5
When Not to Kill Your Darlings: Exposing Another Awful Writing “Rule”
By Dario Ciriello Part of the How They Do It Series JH: Kill Your Darlings has been a writing-advice staple forever, but there are ...
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