The mood, or atmosphere, of your novel, is one of the things that makes your story stick in your readers’ minds long after they’ve turned the last page. In this post, learn some strategies for creating the perfect atmosphere for your story. Read More
One of the more difficult problems to spot in your own writing is problems with your point of view. In this article, we explore some of the most common point of view problems, how to recognize them — and, most importantly, how to fix them. Read More
Great fiction is the kind that has readers dreaming about the setting and the characters long after the book is finished — and if you don’t offer a vivid description of the setting to your readers, they can’t dream about it. Learn how to craft the kind of descriptions that stick in your readers’ minds. Read More
Suspense is an essential ingredient in fiction. It’s what keeps your readers turning the page long after they’ve declared that they’ll ‘read just one more page before I put the light out’. Without tension and suspense, your story is flat and lifeless.
In this post, learn 3 tried and true techniques to build the tension and keep your readers hooked with suspense.
There’s more to mastering dialogue than being able to fill page after page with your characters’ conversations. Check out our masterclass on how to write authentic sounding dialogue that helps get your readers immersed in your story. Read More