Why is it so difficult to find a fitting name for your character? One of your first thoughts might be to ask, but it’s tough when you need a name for a character and you hear things like “You can’t write if you can’t think of a name” or “Look it up.” While you’ll get […]
When I first started taking journalism classes and writing for the college paper, I found myself improving as a journalist faster than I was improving as a novelist. It didn’t make sense, at first, because I only got into journalism because it was related to writing, and I wanted to learn everything I could about […]
Alpha readers aren’t as well recognized as beta readers, editors, or ARC readers, and one reason for that is because writers might think that no one should read their work until it’s finished. Alpha readers can do many things for you and your book, and you would be smart if you took advantage of them. […]
I started writing again recently, and I barreled through about twenty thousand words in the first five days of my week. For me, that turned out to be three or four chapters. I think. The last chapter in Catcher in the Rye isn’t even a full page. Some chapters in other books can be twenty […]
Many sequels don’t compare to the original, and this applies both to books and movies. Sequels are interesting and worth the read, but readers might find themselves putting a bookmark in more often along the way. The only thing really driving them forward is the desire to find out what happens to the character(s) they […]
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