Stories shape the ways we think, the things we do, and the way we understand the world. How will your story impact your readers?
The best editing process is the one that works for you. Here’s how author JD Edwin designed her own process, and how you can do the same.
How does Miles Morales’s leap off a skyscraper create a feeling of triumph so strong, it’s almost palpable? Editor Kim Kessler and I take a close look at why this scene is so effective.
When you know how to evoke emotion, even breaking a pencil can make your readers feel. Use this three-step process to create feeling in every scene.
We love stories because they make us feel. Here’s the formula Spider-Man (and all great stories) uses to create transformative emotional experiences.
Your scene list can be as simple or as complex as you’d like. Here are three ways to create a scene list for your novel, plus how and why to use each one.
Your first choice when you create your scene list is the format you’ll use. Document or spreadsheet? Learn the pros and cons of both, plus download free scene list templates to get you started.
Your scene list is one of the most important tools you’ll use in the developmental editing process. Here are four reasons to create one.
Stories are about change. Here’s how to identify what changes in your story—and why that’s a critical part of the editing process.