It’s been a while since we last posted an article about the most common mistakes in manuscripts, but today, we want to talk about a very important part of writing: dialogue. Here are eleven tips for writing good dialogue: [...]
You might have heard the saying: your first chapter sells your novel, and your last chapter sells your next novel. Even if you write a captivating beginning and an interesting middle, readers will want to hurl your book across [...]
The characters are the lifeblood of every story. You can have a great story idea and beautiful prose, but if readers don’t care for your main characters, they’ll put your book aside and never pick it up again. Readers [...]
Everyone starts with at least one resolution into a new year – even if it’s just the one to not have a resolution… We asked some of our authors about their writing-related resolutions for 2013. Jae: I’m planning on [...]
Here’s the next blog post in our series about manuscript rejection. We already blogged about four other common mistakes: telling instead of showing, violating point of view, writing an opening that doesn’t catch the reader’s attention, and dumping too much [...]
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