Dreading the revisions at the end of your novel? Wondering how to keep your complicated plot from going off the rails, even when you’re working without an outline? This technique can solve both problems for you, and unlock other creative possibilities besides.
Believe it or not, writing can actually take a serious toll on your body, and the damage you do can lead to disability, surgery, or premature death. Here’s how to avoid the pitfalls and keep yourself healthy and writing into extreme old age.
Some people write in marathons. Others write in many sprints. Choose the wrong one, and you’re in for a lot of frustration. Here’s how to find out which technique is right for you!
One third of the way in, the first big hump. Don’t worry, it happens to everyone. Here’s why…and how to beat it.
Word count doesn’t work for everyone. Here are some alternatives.
What is the story, from your character’s Point of View? And how do you make sure it’s interesting enough to keep you writing, and your reader reading?
The Dark Justice storybundle (which you can find by clicking on the link, or the banner at the top of this page, or the image at the bottom of this post) is entering the home stretch, and we’re still trying to spread the word. If you have a podcast, a blog, a facebook page, a tumblr account, a twitter account, or any other sort of obsession that might touch fans of nail-biting dark mysteries, now’s the time to spread the word.
Bring them the images. Bring them the audio.
Bring them Dark Justice!
Setting can make or break your novel. Here’s how it works, and how to use it.
As the structure of your story emerges, the fear of cliché will rise up. Beware its power to smash your story!
Today we explore a little-known technique to jump your story out of those early-manuscript doldrums.