Writing Fiction: 3 Quick Tips To Create Satisfying Reads

Creating a satisfying story is a big challenge when you’re writing fiction. In a recent writers’ group meeting, we discussed reader satisfaction. “I love thrillers and adventure stories,” one author said, “but everything I’ve read lately is all about the plot. The characters are either TSTL (too stupid to live) or are a bunch of … Read more

New Author? 3 Tips For Success In Your Self-Publishing Business

If you’re a new author, developing a self-publishing business is a challenge. Not only do you need to be creative, but you’re also faced with learning new things every day. In a recent writers’ group meeting, we welcomed a new member. “He’s just about ready to give up,” the member who’d brought him along explained. … Read more

A Bullet Journal Helps You To Write Fiction: 4 Steps To Begin

Several years ago, I used a bullet journal for my fiction but lost the habit. Here’s a post I wrote at the time, Bullet Journal Your Fiction: 3 Time-Saving Tips: it contains useful productivity tips. Since I’m struggling with a new novel, I wondered whether journaling could help. Firstly, I had to remind myself of … Read more

Writing A Book: 3 Tips To Overcome Challenges When Starting

Are you writing a book? In a recent writers’ group meeting, we looked at common startup hassles that authors experience with a book-length project. “I start out great. Then I feel as if I have no idea what I’m doing, and I give up,” one author said. “I’ve got three novels I’ve started.” Several other … Read more

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