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.
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.
Finding a writing voice is one of the most important things you can do as a writer. A writer's 'voice' is authentic and unique to them - comprised of several factors including personality, tone, and choice of words. In this article, we explore a few strategies for finding your voice and making sure it shines through in your next project.
Your story arc is what gives your novel structure and makes it satisfying for your readers. Without it, you have a story that meanders around, getting nowhere, and it doesn’t matter how beautiful your prose is - without a story arc, you’ll leave your readers woefully dissatisfied.
Whether you’re writing blogs, emails to your subscribers, or landing page copy to promote a product, it's important to know how to write persuasively. In this blog post, we walk through 5 ways you can embed Neuro-linguistic Programming (NLP) principles in your writing to be more persuasive.