3 Questions to Clarify Your Story Arc

Asking these three simple questions can help you determine the structure and shape of your story.

How To Make NaNoWriMo A Success

Whether you're participating in NaNoWriMo or working on any other writing project, here are some quick tips that can be a valuable addition to your creative toolkit. 

Showing Vs. Telling

One of the biggest narrative writing rules I find writers struggle to understand is SHOWING VS TELLING.

It can be a hard concept to grasp. 

What exactly is the difference between showing and telling, and why does the rule insist that showing is best? 

Know The Market For Your Book

Writers need to understand how their book fits into the marketplace. But it can be counterintuitive to write a book for current market trends. Read this post to learn why.

Rules Make Art Beautiful

 I recently gave my grandmother's 1913 Heller Upright piano a tune-up. It's the first time it's been restored, though I have been happily playing it for years. The surprising result is that once those strings were in tune, it was like a spotlight on my terrible piano skills!

Just as I tinkered away on my piano with little regard to proper technique, so many writers dive into their stories without making sure what they are saying is in tune, or that their writing technique is sound. Read this post to learn how art thrives under the constraint of rules.
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