The mirror moment in a story is when the main character experiences a moment of clarity that pushes them to change direction. It is the turning point.
Scenes are the building blocks of novel writing. If you master writing scenes, your stories will be unputdownable. Riveting. Engaging. If you are an experienced author, you know these things, but every fiction author must learn how to write a good scene. How to Write a Scene To start off, I will answer a newbie…
Figuring out your characters’ fears and deepest needs and desires is a key to characterization and generating conflict for your plot.
Time is our most precious commodity, but we spend too much time on stuff that holds us back. Here are five things authors should quit doing.
Do authors need to write blog posts too? Many experts say yes. But are they right? What about doing blog tours during your book launch? Who should blog and who shouldn’t? What are the best topics to blog about?
After a family emergency, I created a list of eight ways to create margin in your author life.
What is the best email marketing software for authors? I decided to find out.
You need to consider plain text as a means to future-proof your written work. Why plain text? How hard is it to do? What are the advantages and disadvantage? My suggestions? Let’s find out.
Nobody stopped me. Nobody served as a voice of reason. So, I bought Atticus by Dave Chesson, and now, I am both happy and sad.
Your software guinea pig took Atticus for a spin this week, and Ithis is my Atticus formatting software review.