How to write a book

7 Ways To Outline A Plot: The Ultimate Infographic

There are many ways to create a plot outline for your novel. "Outlines can be: 50-page detailed plans A reworking of The Hero’s Journey A simple series of index cards with a list of characters, major scenes and sequels Structured timelines A series of character questionnaires showing…

3 Secrets To Simplicity In Your Writing Process

We often speak about the power of writing simply. We understand how that translates on the page, in the written work. What we don’t often speak about is how simplicity in the process of writing is just as important. For me, I know I waste…

e.e. cummings – on being nobody-but-yourself

Edward Estlin Cummings, known as e.e. cummings (born 14 October 1894, and died 3 September 1962) was an American poet, painter, essayist, and playwright. His work includes more than 900 poems, several plays and essays, numerous drawings, sketches, and paintings, as well as two novels. He…

What Writers Can Learn From The Coolest Podcasts On The Web

I love listening to podcasts and they are great for improving your writing. I have written about listening and using a series like Serial  before. It is a must-listen for crime writers. It’s fascinating to hear how she breaks down the investigation and pulls apart the…

6-Stage Plot Structure For Successful Storytelling

Michael Hauge has created a formula around the five turning points and six stages you need to write a good story. Eduardo L. Lozano created this infographic - The Six Stage Plot Structure - illustrating Hauge's formula for writing successful screenplays. We think that you can use this…
10 Dialogue Errors To Avoid At All Costs

10 Dialogue Errors To Avoid At All Costs

10 Dialogue Errors To Avoid  Writing good dialogue can be difficult. I have included some of the most common dialogue errors beginner writers make. If you avoid making them, your dialogue will be reader-friendly. Stilted exchanges – Your dialogue may not sound natural. This is one…
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