Brackets can save your flow when you’re in it, but using them the wrong way can cut you off from some amazing opportunities. Here’s how to tell the difference between what you should fix later, and what you should take time off to research ASAP.
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.
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.
Your hero will probably not go it alone–so don’t neglect his companions. Here’s how to make sure your core cast lifts your novel and makes your job easier.
Today we talk about how to use outlines without stifling your creative freedom.