The Beginner's Guide To Creating Memorable Characters

The Beginner’s Guide To Creating Memorable Characters

Writers Write is your one-stop writing resource. In this post, we give you a beginner's guide to creating memorable characters. We all want to create memorable characters when we write. We want the reader to think about them for years after they've finished reading our…

The Top 10 Mistakes Writers Make When Self-Publishing a Book

From Digital Book World by Guy Kawasaki In twenty-five years I’ve written twelve books. The first ten were traditionally published. However, when the publisher of my book, Enchantment, couldn’t fulfill an order for 500 ebook copies, I decided to self-publish my next book, What the Plus! This experience…

Combating Writer’s Block

Advice by Genre from Tyson Adams Thriller Writers When writer’s block strikes kill someone or blow something up. Crime Writers When writer’s block strikes describe the main character getting drunk and wallowing in self pity. Mystery Writers When writer’s block strikes introduce a red herring. Romance…
The 12 Most Basic Character Building Blocks

The 12 Most Basic Character Building Blocks

Writers Write is your one-stop writing resource. In this post, we list 12 character building blocks for authors to think about when they write books. Everybody seems to remember Atticus Finch from To Kill A Mockingbird. Which  made me wonder: 'Why?' Well, he was a compelling, well-constructed…
How Do We Write What We Know?

How Do We Write What We Know?

If the writing is honest it cannot be separated from the man who wrote it. ~Tennessee Williams Your reader may not find you, your mother, or your friend as interesting as you do. Even if you have led an incredible life, create a character who…
The 10 Dos And Don'ts Of How To End Your Novel

The 10 Dos And Don’ts Of How To End Your Novel

The 10 Dos And Don'ts Of How To End Your Novel by James V. Smith Jr. Don’ts Don’t introduce any new characters or subplots. Any appearances within the last 50 pages should have been foreshadowed earlier, even if mysteriously. Don’t describe, muse, explain or philosophize. Keep description to…

4 Types Of Book Editing

1. Developmental Editing (Part of the rewriting process) Any or all of the following: Working with the client and, usually, the author of a book or other document to develop a manuscript from initial concept, outline, or draft (or some combination of the three) through…
What Is A Denouement?

What Is A Denouement?

Writers Write is your one-stop writing resource. In this post, we discuss denouements. A denouement is a word from French and it means ‘untying’. It is the final part of a work of fiction where strands of the plot are drawn together and matters are…

Definition Of An Inciting Moment By John le Carre

To find out more about inciting moments, look at these posts: Why Is This Day Different? Knowing When To Start Your Story The Importance of Inciting Moments and The Two Types Of Inciting Moments Start Here: Three things you need to do at the beginning of your novel…