Character writing Novel writing tips

Decoding the Hero’s Journey

The hero’s journey is a powerful storytelling tool that resonates with audiences because it reflects our own personal journeys of triumph, adversity, and self-realization and is a reflection of everyday life

Modern-day novel writing Writing advice Writing guides

Top blog posts for 2023

From productivity hacks to complete guides to writing, to how to write dialogue and generate new story ideas, we’ve covered these topics and more in 2023. Read on for a refresher of 10 top ideas to get you motivated and writing.

Dialogue Writing Writing advice

Making dialogue sound natural

While dialogue isn’t real speech, but a form of stylized speech, it still needs to sound as natural and authentic as possible. Read on for ways to achieve this

Editing NaNoWriMo

Self-editing after NaNoWriMo

Self-editing a manuscript is essential, even if you are planning to use a professional editor too. Read on for how to self-edit

Life writing Uncategorized Writing craft Writing Inspiration

Baring your soul: ways to write a memoir

The popularity of memoirs continues unabated, readers can’t seem to get enough of them. We look at some of the points to consider when writing a memoir

NaNoWriMo Writing advice

Mastering NaNoWriMo: expert strategies from veterans

You might be considering doing NaNoWriMo this November. Three writers give their advice on how to go about writing 50,000 words in a month

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10 key takeaways from Bird by Bird

What makes Anne Lamott’s 1994 writing book so good? We unpack some of the key points of Bird by Bird: Instructions for a Writing Life

Character writing Modern-day novel writing Novel research Writing advice

Beyond stereotypes: portraying realistic LGBTIQ+ characters

Portraying realistic, credible and relatable LGBTIQ+ characters is within your grasp. Read on for tips and how to avoid the 10 tropes

Fantasy writing Science fiction writing

Unseen worlds: the omission of women on SFF ‘best of’ lists

Nerine Dorman laments that best of SFF lists often exclude many female writers, and suggests a range of other names to read

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