From Story Idea to Plotting (Five Writing Strategies)

Great stories start with “What if?” Maybe you recognize these what if plot starters: A boy discovers he’s…

Plots With a Twist

Flipping the calendar over on November first heralds the beginning of the holiday season. Turkeys appear…

Power Up Your Writing Skills

If you’ve succeeded in completing a few short stories or a novel, you know there’s so…

Promote Your Book (31 Ideas for Reaching Readers)

Book marketing is easier and more accessible than ever. Social media, an open internet, and even…

Four Book Publishing Tasks You Should Outsource

When To Hire An Expert The journey from a rough draft to a professionally published novel…

Layer by Layer Character Development

Writing Realistic Characters Your characters drive the plot, complicate storylines, and often decide their own path…