The first line of your novel is arguably one of the most important. That first line has to grab a potential reader’s attention and convince them that they need to buy your book and keep reading. In this post, we show you 3 surefire strategies to create a compelling first line that will trap your reader and have them coming back for more.
Do you know what Epizeuxis means? How about polysyndeton? Do you have any clue what litotes are? If you answered 'no' to any of these, you need to check out this post on unusual literary devices. This may be your first time hearing about them, but these devices will instantly make your writing more vibrant and engaging.
Literary devices have the power to take a piece of writing from mediocre to majestic. However, you need to know how to use literary devices if you want to avoid unintentional gaffes that drive your readers away. Check out our list of our favorite literary devices, and learn how you can use them to take your writing to the next level.
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.
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.