Monday, February 06, 2023
Move Along: Fixing Pacing Problems
By Janice Hardy, @Janice_Hardy A badly paced novel can ruin an otherwise strong story. Pacing problems fall into two categories: too slow ...
Monday, January 30, 2023
5 Ways to Raise the Stakes in Your Scene
By Janice Hardy, @Janice_Hardy The worse things get for your character, the better it is for your reader. I love doing terrible things to my...
Monday, January 23, 2023
How a Sequel Works with a Scene
By Janice Hardy, @Janice_Hardy Sequels are the emotional glue holding scenes together. Before I dive it, I’m over at The Insecure Writer’s S...
Monday, January 16, 2023
7 Reasons Why Your First Draft Sucks
By Janice Hardy, @Janice_Hardy First drafts are written first for a reason. Getting to the end of a first draft is an accomplishment ...
Monday, January 09, 2023
The Difference Between Setting and World Building
By Janice Hardy, @Janice_Hardy Your novel’s world will change the look and feel of every setting in that world. Where is your novel set? It’...
Monday, January 02, 2023
The 2022 Wrap Up: What Are Your Goals for 2023?
By Janice Hardy, @Janice_Hardy It’s a new year, and time to take a look back on what we accomplished, and set new goals for 2023. Happy New ...
Monday, December 12, 2022
Dealing with Multiple Drafts During Revisions
By Janice Hardy, @Janice_Hardy During a revision, trying to piece together all the best parts of your novel and still make the story feel c...
Wednesday, December 07, 2022
On the Road: 3 Easy Tips to Help You Revise Your Novel
I'm guest posting over at Writers in the Storm today, chatting about ways to revise your novel . Come on over and say hello! Here's ...
Monday, December 05, 2022
Will They or Won’t They? Plotting With Yes or No Questions
By Janice Hardy, @Janice_Hardy A strong scene is really just a series of questions. Plotting is both easy and hard. It's easy because i...
Monday, November 28, 2022
A Quick Tip for Getting to Know Your Characters--And Your Plot
By Janice Hardy, @Janice_Hardy A single item can tell readers a lot about who your character is. Several years ago I sat in on an RWA work...
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