Do any of these signs fit you? If so, you might be an author—or a psychopath!
Self-editing in no way replaces a professional editor, but it will result in a cleaner, better novel. So here are eight self-editing steps to help you set your novel up for success.
Growth leads to writing better books and to becoming a better person, but how do you know you are growing as an author, and what can you do to intentionally continue to grow?
Plot holes are inconsistencies or gaps in the story or in the characters of a novel. Here are 6 types of plot holes, along with tips on how to fix them.
Need a little pick-me-up? Browse these inspiring quotes that will encourage you to keep writing.
With an outline, you can easily get your book started, identify plot holes, cut out fluff, and reduce writer’s block. Check out these steps for creating a book outline.
If you write fantasy, you may include one of these mythical creatures in your story. If you do, here are some things to keep in mind when writing these creatures.
Being an author is a lot of work, and it is important to celebrate the successes in your writing journey to encourage yourself to keep going, to feel accomplishment, to increase motivation, and to give yourself a break from all that work.
Using strong verbs can help you fulfill that adage of “show, don’t tell.” Here are several ways you can switch out weak verbs for strong verbs.
Looking for that perfect, punchy adjective? Here is a list of our favorite strong adjectives.
Cutting out tautology will make your writing more concise and professional, so watch out for these common tautology phrases while self-editing your writing.
You can make your story more interesting by cutting out the fluff, so here are 7 ways you can tighten your writing.
What qualities make a successful author?
You may have heard of visualization and how it can help athletes reach goals and perform better, but did you know that visualization can help you write better too?
When you need a break from writing, here are some great activities to help you unwind.
Unconscious Thought Theory (UTT) can help authors with plotting, inventing stuff, restructuring a story, coming up with twists, solving continuity problems, overcoming some kinds of writer’s block, and more. Read on to find out how.
You may or may not be familiar with the terms “prescriptivism” and “descriptivism.” How do they apply to writing books?
Studies show that writing, particularly expressive writing, can improve your health. Here are 10 ways writing will improve your health.
Becoming healthier will make you mentally healthier, which in turn will make you a better writer. Here are three ways you can be healthier.