Writing Fiction: 4 Tips To Help You Create A Character Ensemble

When you’re writing fiction, starting a new novel and setting up your cast of characters can be challenging. However, if you meet that challenge, not only will your novel be fun to write, it will also (other things being equal) sell. A few months ago, we spent a writers’ group meeting chatting about character creation. … Read more

Try This Simple Tactic To Write Fiction Any Time, Anywhere

You want to write fiction. Even if you’re an experienced writer, on some days the words won’t come. Perhaps you’re under stress, and can’t relax to write. Want an easy way to write any time, anywhere, no matter how you’re feeling, or how busy you are? Try this. Write fiction: an easy tactic Here’s the … Read more

Writing Fiction: One Simple, Essential Element You May Be Missing

In a recent writers’ group meeting, we discussed writing fiction, as we often do. A topic came up which intrigued me. I know that I often overlook this simple, but very important element. Writing fiction: is your novel or short story unbalanced? One writer in the group said: “I want to talk about pacing. I’m … Read more

Short Fiction: 5 Powerful Tips For Writing Quick Short Stories

You’d love to write, but you can’t imagine spending months on a novel. Why not write short fiction? Not only will short stories improve your writing skills, they’ll also build your readership. You can write and self-publish a short story as soon as you’ve edited it. Alternatively, you can wait. When you a have a … Read more