7 Novel Essentials Every Book Must Have

We’ve all read great works of fiction, and we’ve read those novels that produce a lukewarm reaction. Today, we’re going to look at the novel essentials that every book must-have. So what elements does a great story have that a lackluster one doesn’t? Despite all of the advice floating around on the internet, it all […]

The Ultimate Guide to Self-Editing for Fiction Writers

Working on your novel doesn’t stop when you type that last word on the page. The next step involves beta readers, self-editing, and professional editors, and that’s before you even get to the book design part of the journey. People say that writing is the essential part of the book publishing process, I’d say self-editing […]

How to Write a Trilogy

Hey, Lovelies! The apocalypse, post-apocalypse, and dystopian novels make a perfectly good trilogy. They flow into one another and show a logic chronological sequence of events – like all good trilogies do. Today’s post is going to not only help you decide if you should write a trilogy but show you the mechanics behind writing […]

The Ultimate Guide to Plot (Part 6): Messing with Plot

Hey, Lovelies! Welcome to the final installment of the Ultimate Guide to Plot. This won’t be the grand finale for all plot-related things, but we will be taking a break from it. I’m undecided on what I want to talk about next, so next week will be a surprise for us all. It might have […]

The Ultimate Guide to Plot (Part 5): Beware of Plot Armor and Plot Holes

Hey, Lovelies! We’re nearing the end of our intensive look at plot. We’ve got one more topic that we’ll be covering after this installment before we move on to other subjects. It won’t be the complete end of our discussion of plot, as there is a lot of ground to cover on that front. If […]

The Ultimate Guide to Plot (Part 4): Developing Your Plot

Hey, Lovelies! We’re going to be continuing our discussion about plotting your Novel this week. We’ll be delving into how to develop our plot and how to make it irresistible for readers. As we’ve been discussing, plot is the backbone of a story, and we need to take the time to develop a good one […]

The Ultimate Guide to Plot (Part 3): How Plot Structures Differ Across Mediums

Hey, Lovelies! I hope everyone is doing well and that 2020 is off to a good start so far! As promised, we’re going to be looking at the ways plot can differ between films, television series, plays, novels, short stories, etc. Yes, there are slight differences as to how each form of storytelling is set […]

The Ultimate Guide to Plot (Part 2): Subplots

Hey, Lovelies! I hope everyone is doing well! I have to say I am kinda excited that it’s Friday the 13th tomorrow. The superstitious stuff is always interesting and entertaining. For those of you who do take things a bit more seriously, here’s an article by the Farmer’s Almanac on how to improve your luck. […]

The Ultimate Guide to Plot (Part 1): The Basics

Hey, Lovelies! As mentioned in my Game of Thrones post from last week, I will be talking about plot today. I’m still in shock that I haven’t covered this topic yet. I will be breaking our discussion of plot down into a few different posts, starting with a beginner’s guide to plot and then delving into […]

Just Spit It Out: Writing Dialogue

Hey, Lovelies! And by Thursday, I meant Saturday. My bad! 😛 We’re still talking about talking dialogue this week! This time around it won’t be inside of our character’s heads and let them talk to someone else. We’re going to be exploring how much talk is too much, formatting and effective dialogue. Let’s start with […]