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.
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.
Being able to craft a protagonist in your story that is three-dimensional and totally “real” is a skill that a lot of novelist struggle with - but it’s absolutely possible to learn this skill. Keep reading if you want to discover powerful secrets for creating characters that jump right off the page.
Setting achievable goals is a great way to set yourself up for long term success. This is true for any field, but especially so in writing, where end results like novels, screenplays, and essays can often feel overwhelming. Check out our article on goal setting, and how doing it correctly can turbocharge your writing habit!
Foreshadowing is one of the most important techniques a writer must have in their toolbox. Using foreshadowing effectively will allow you to create gripping plot twists that leave insightful readers (and viewers) experiencing that satisfying ‘ah-ha’ moment. Check out our comprehensive guide on the difference between the different types of foreshadowing, and how you can leverage each type to get the desired effect.