Finished Your Novel?

Congratulations! So What Are Your Next Steps? If you’ve finished writing a novel, then you know the great feeling that comes with typing THE END, making sure the file is saved (and hopefully backed up at least a couple other places), and pushing back from your...
How To Write Fiction – Top Resources For Novelists

How To Write Fiction – Top Resources For Novelists

If you’re a novelist and looking for a good book on the craft of writing, you likely have realized after perusing the Internet that you have about a bazillion choices. So, where do you start? Well, it may grate on some people’s beliefs but, technically,...

Minding The Gap: Stay Organized To Stay Focused As An Author

Most likely, you’ve heard the famous line “Mind the gap!” in relation to the warning given to railway passengers. It’s a warning for people to watch that short distance between the railcar and the platform. It’s such a small thing, but...

What’s an Idea Worth?

Don’t Lose Great Story Ideas in the Depths of Your Imagination By Editor John David Kudrick Novelists seem to be able to come up with great story ideas at any given time and in any given situation: morning walks, feeding the baby, staff meetings, sitting in...
Activate Your Prose – How to Write More Engaging Stories

Activate Your Prose – How to Write More Engaging Stories

Avoid Passive Sentences for More Engaging Stories If you’re a serious novelist, then you’ve likely heard the maxim, “Write active sentences and avoid the passive.” It’s a popular recommendation from editors for one simple reason:...