5 Truly Unusual Ways To Round Out Your Characters

Are you sure you know your characters well enough? You have probably filled in character questionnaires. [If you haven’t, try this one: The Only Character Questionnaire You Need] You have most likely developed their story goals and the characters who oppose them. Even if you…

16 Young Words for Old People

You’ve surely noticed how texting and online writing have influenced grammar, spelling, and even the vocabulary of the millennial generation. But what about you? Have you used any "new slang" in conversation or in writing recently? Were people surprised that you did? If you take…

Joyce Carol Oates’ 7 Rules For Writing

Joyce Carol Oates (born 16 June 1938) is an American writer. She published her first book in 1962 and has since published many novels, plays, novellas, short stories, poetry, and works of nonfiction. Her awards include the National Book Award for her novel Them, two…

The 10-Step Guide To Taking Notes

Take a look at this infographic for 10 tried-and-true tips that’ll help you take better notes and learn more. Even if you’re not a complete beginner at taking notes, you’ll find something helpful in this list. Source: WordCounter If you are looking for more helpful infographics,…

6 Big Changes Digital Brings To Publishing

The Market Did What? As fiction becomes more and more digital, writers have a wider scope for new platforms on which to publish – from Amazon imprints to Smashwords and everything in between. The World Wide Web has, in fact, become our deliciously smoked digital…