Rewrite Your Novel: 3 Powerful Steps To Turn A Mess Into A Book

It’s time to rewrite your novel. In a recent writers’ group meeting, we discussed the benefits and perils of rewriting. Many authors enjoy their rewrites, because the hard work is done. They know they have a story, they just need shape it into the perfect reader-worthy novel for their genre. That said, rewriting can be … Read more

Writing Fiction: Start With People To Avoid Plot Disasters

Writing Fiction: Start With People To Avoid Plot Disasters

In our latest writers’ group meeting, we talked about writing fiction and character creation and development. We’re back to our regular meetings, thank heavens. Sadly, our group’s been decimated, but we’ll build it up again. Start with plot or characters? That’s a topic which never gets old because of the two groups of fiction authors. … Read more

Writing Fiction? Choose Two Writing Strategies For 2020

Writing Fiction? Choose Two Writing Strategies For 2020

“Writing fiction is hard,” one of our writers’ group members said in our final meeting before the holidays. “Next year, I’m choosing just two strategies. With just two, maybe I can focus and get better at writing.” We all loved her “two strategies” idea. The writer shared her strategies with us, then we each chose … Read more

Writing Fiction: Revisiting Articles From February

Writing Fiction: Revisiting Articles From February

We’re in the final weeks of 2019, so I thought I’d revisit some of the articles posted this year. Let’s look at three articles I posted in February about writing fiction. Writing fiction: building your novel and marketing it If you participated in NaNoWriMo this year — kudos to you. These articles might help you … Read more

Get Started Writing Fiction: Try These 2 Tips

At our last writers’ group meeting we gained several new members. They’re all new to writing fiction. We discussed how to get started. Writing fiction: trust yourself Even if you’re new to writing fiction, you know the basics of what makes a story. You’ve been watching TV and movies most of your life, so you … Read more