How to Create the Worst Antagonists Around Town

Not many people like antagonists. They’re supposed to annoy the protagonists; to foil the plans of the heroes and create conflict. They are supposed to be a villain for our heroes to defeat. They create the conflict in our stories because they stand in the way of what we most want: money, power, for good […]

How to Hook Readers with the First Sentence

We all know that first impressions matter. That’s why publishers and self-published authors alike put a lot of time and effort into designing brilliant book covers. It’s the first thing that draws your reader into your story. The second thing you need to worry about is your first sentence. There is a bit of a […]

The Top 40 Publishers for New Authors

Getting published as a new writer can be difficult. Most of us don’t have a history of past publication, and no legitimate, established presses look for unpublished authors. To help your chances of landing a traditional publishing contract, it is a good idea to submit to literary journals. To help you out with this, the […]

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 […]