Knowing how to describe places and characters with filmic flair immerses your reader. Read tips to use stronger adjectives, minimize adverbial fluff, and more.
Creating characters who spring to life on the page is vital for filling your story with people your readers can love, despise, relate to. Read a complete guide to creating characters.
Wondering how to start a story? Learn all about hooking readers, establishing vivid scenarios and creating beginnings that make readers want to know urgently what happens next.
Types of stories such as the seven story archetypes identified by Christopher Booker provide a starting point for writing something entirely your own.
Effective character description examples from a range of authors from Victorian to modern times show the many ways to convey characters’ personalities, desires, strengths and shortcomings.
Understanding how to write a thriller – the role of pacing, tension and suspense – will help you tell a story that has readers obsessively turning pages.
Young adult fiction, also known as YA, is a very popular fiction category. Learn how to write YA fiction that is age-appropriate and inclusive.
Strong book cover art ideas distill what is intriguing about a story. Read nine insights gained from using an AI image generator with genre-based prompts.
These tips on writing science fiction from essays and interviews with sci-fi authors will help you develop your speculative fiction writing craft.