From not having your protagonist eat too many scrambled eggs to writing what you know–and don’t know–here’s a roundup of advice from crime writing aficionados.
Mentors are invaluable in every walk of life. Yet there’s nowhere they are more useful than in novel-writing. Learn why you should consider working with a writing mentor on your next story:
Respected authors from around the world often share useful advice and ideas on writing. World Book Day is all about celebrating ‘the power of books to promote open and inclusive knowledge societies’, as UNESCO says. With that in mind, here are valuable insights from authors from the USA to Peru, Nigeria to Russia:
If a reader finds your voice condescending, chances are they will abandon your book. How to explain to readers entails giving them just enough information without telling them too much. The late, Nobel-winning author Doris Lessing effectively strikes this balance and her fiction can teach us a great deal about how to explain to readers.
All fiction writers want to write well. Here are 9 famous authors on writing well and mastering the art of fiction:
The esteemed fantasy and science fiction writer Ursula K. Le Guin has often provided great advice for writing a novel. In interviews, public speeches, essays and her writing manual Steering the Craft, Le Guin provides many insights into how to write better and master your prose. Here are 8 of Le Guin’s best tips for writers: