I’ve coached dozens of writers and edited dozens of novels in 2023. And while the stories are all different, there’s something they all have in common. Here’s my biggest takeaway from coaching writers in 2023.
Some of your scenes are inherently exciting. And some of them . . . aren’t. Here’s how to make sure even the slowest scenes keep your readers turning pages.
What does your character want? More importantly, why do they want it? The why behind your character’s want is the key to making your readers love your story.
You don’t need a hundred questions to create vibrant, believable, unforgettable characters. You need just four—the right four.
It’s the Holy Grail of editing questions: how do you know when you’re done? Here’s how I help my clients decide when their stories are ready to publish.
Every point of view you choose comes with limitations. But those limitations aren’t a weakness—they’re actually strengths you can leverage in your stories.
The writer-editor relationship can be a rewarding creative partnership. But this phrase will block your learning and stop you from making the most of your editor’s feedback.
Master this one, deceptively simple tip, and it will unlock everything you write, from novels to Facebook posts and everything in between.
It’s tough to decide what writing path is right for you. That’s why it takes not one, but two articles to cover it all! In this article, I’ll coach you through the second part of my decision-making framework.