Are you thinking about joining a writing group? Here are some pros and cons to help you make your decision.
Writers often break point of view, which confuses the reader and disconnects them from the story. Here are 5 tips for keeping a consistent point of view.
If you’re thinking about making writing your profession, there are so many options to choose from that there’s no surprise many people can’t decide what type of writer to be. Here are 10 signs that will help you decide what type of writer you are.
Excel and other simple, often free, computer programs can be valuable tools for crafting a story. Learn how to use these programs to keep track of additional information in your novel and create a story that exists beyond the page.
Novels are often written in past tense, but writing in a consistent tense can be tricky. Here are some tips for writing a novel in past tense.
We see dangling and misplaced modifiers quite a lot in novels. Read on to discover how to recognize and fix dangling and misplaced modifiers.
Parallel structure is needed to make sentences readable, and using it will make your writing better. Here is a quick rundown on parallel structure and how to use it.
I am a writer with a day job. Writing takes priority, but the bills are just as important. What I’ve learned so far is this: balance and prioritizing are key.
A fractured fairy tale takes the familiar story—and turns it on its ear. Writing a fractured fairy tale is a great way to give your muse a jump start. Practice today with these five tips.
Becoming a good writer is a process that is continually developed, and the skill requires constant practice and study. In this post, I’ll be taking a look at the essential books that will make you a better writer.
We all know that titles should be capitalized, but what words, exactly, do you capitalize in title case? Here are a few tips to get it right.
Capitalization can be tricky. Read on to find out the general rules for when to capitalize, along with exceptions and specific examples.
Hyphens are used to create compound words, but when is it appropriate to use a hyphen? Here are some tips that will help you with how to use hyphens.
We’ve created a list of common editing mistakes that authors make, so you can watch out for them when you self-edit your books.
Are you sometimes a little unsure when it's appropriate to use colons? Here is a list of instances when a colon might be just what you need.
There are a lot of great apps for writers out there that can help your creative process. Here are a few we've found that may help you write even better.
Can’t find your keyboard on your desk? 10 organization tips to help you control the clutter in a home office.
If you work from home, you know that keeping a home office organized can be difficult. Check out this list of organizational tools for a home office that can help you keep that mess in check!
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