Wednesday, April 8
Identifying a Loss of Momentum vs. Writer’s Block
By Janice Hardy, @Janice_Hardy Some days, we sit down to write and the words won’t come. Are we blocked? Maybe not. Even before the p...
Tuesday, April 7
Writing in the Time of Covid-19
By Jodi Turchin, @jlturchin Part of The Writer's Life Series JH: There world is a challenging place right now, and stress can eas...
Monday, April 6
Oh, That's Subtle: The Little Things Holding Your Novel Back
By Janice Hardy, @Janice_Hardy Subtlety can mean the difference between a novel that works and one that falls flat. The smallest cha...
Saturday, April 4
WIP Diagnostic: Is This Working? A Closer Look at a Historical YA Opening
Critique By Maria D'Marco WIP Diagnostics is a weekly column that studies a snippet of a work in progress for specific issues. Reade...
Friday, April 3
5 Questions to Ask for Stronger Scenes
By Janice Hardy, @Janice_Hardy If you have trouble plotting, ask these five questions in every scene. I've always been a natural...
Thursday, April 2
What’s a Chapter? And How Long Should it Be?
By Dario Ciriello Part of the How They Do It Series JH: Chapters are the typical way writers break up a novel, but what's the r...
Wednesday, April 1
How to Set Tone and Mood in Your Scenes
By Janice Hardy, @Janice_Hardy Setting the right tone can go a long way to drawing readers into your story and keeping their attention....
Tuesday, March 31
How to Be a Productive, Healthy Writer During Mentally Draining Times
By Dave Chesson, @DaveChesson Part of The Writer's Life Series JH: As quarantine continues, it puts more and more of a drain on u...
Monday, March 30
The Pros and Cons of Studying the Writing Craft
By Janice Hardy, @Janice_Hardy Studying the craft of writing is useful to improve your skill, but at what point does it become a hindran...
Saturday, March 28
WIP Diagnostic: Is This Working? A Closer Look at a Prologue
Critique By Janice Hardy, @Janice_Hardy WIP Diagnostics is a weekly column that studies a snippet of a work in progress for specific is...
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