There are a lot of ways for a novelist to create suspense, but also really only two: one a trick, one an art. The trick is to keep a secret. Or many secrets, even. In Lee Child’s books, Jack Reacher… Read more

There are a lot of ways for a novelist to create suspense, but also really only two: one a trick, one an art. The trick is to keep a secret. Or many secrets, even. In Lee Child’s books, Jack Reacher… Read more

bigbraingene: 60 Awesome Search Engines for Serious Writers Finding the information you need as a writer shouldn’t be a chore. Luckily, there are plenty of search engines out there that are designed to help you at any stage of the… Read more

bigbraingene: 60 Awesome Search Engines for Serious Writers Finding the information you need as a writer shouldn’t be a chore. Luckily, there are plenty of search engines out there that are designed to help you at any stage of the… Read more

motherfuckinunicornking: “It simply isn’t a story worth telling if there aren’t any dragons.” That’s a fair point.

motherfuckinunicornking: “It simply isn’t a story worth telling if there aren’t any dragons.” That’s a fair point.

I have yet to read a novel in which female characters have menstrual cycles me, because badass girls taking down a vague yet menacing government agency or riding dragons to glory still get their periods (via darn-you-cumberbatch) #this was a running… Read more

I have yet to read a novel in which female characters have menstrual cycles me, because badass girls taking down a vague yet menacing government agency or riding dragons to glory still get their periods (via darn-you-cumberbatch) #this was a running… Read more

“Novels take a long time, and you could die at any minute, so you should just start now.” ~Maggie Stiefvater

“Novels take a long time, and you could die at any minute, so you should just start now.” ~Maggie Stiefvater

writingwithcolor: Before you say, Write your own! – let me tell you that we do. But this page is a resource for writers, so we thought writers might want to know what kinds of representation would make us more likely… Read more

writingwithcolor: Before you say, Write your own! – let me tell you that we do. But this page is a resource for writers, so we thought writers might want to know what kinds of representation would make us more likely… Read more

Representation: Not Just for Minorities’ Sake

writer-rachelina: So I grew up in this town I’m going to call White McWhitington City. See where I’m going with this? There were about twenty thousand people in this town, and in my high school years, about three black kids… Read moreRepresentation: Not Just for Minorities’ Sake

Representation: Not Just for Minorities’ Sake

writer-rachelina: So I grew up in this town I’m going to call White McWhitington City. See where I’m going with this? There were about twenty thousand people in this town, and in my high school years, about three black kids… Read moreRepresentation: Not Just for Minorities’ Sake

Why You Should Read Your Novel Out Loud – Blots & Plots

You ever wonder why it takes forever for people to finish reading your work? Or they don’t feel the same life from it as you do? Reading your book out loud can answer your questions about what doesn’t sound natural… Read moreWhy You Should Read Your Novel Out Loud – Blots & Plots

Why You Should Read Your Novel Out Loud – Blots & Plots

You ever wonder why it takes forever for people to finish reading your work? Or they don’t feel the same life from it as you do? Reading your book out loud can answer your questions about what doesn’t sound natural… Read moreWhy You Should Read Your Novel Out Loud – Blots & Plots

11 Things I Wish I Knew Before Doing NaNoWriMo

danielle-writes: If you want/can write more than 1,667 words in a day, do it. It’ll help your wc the days you don’t want to write. Some days you won’t want to write. And that’s okay. Some days you won’t be… Read more11 Things I Wish I Knew Before Doing NaNoWriMo

11 Things I Wish I Knew Before Doing NaNoWriMo

danielle-writes: If you want/can write more than 1,667 words in a day, do it. It’ll help your wc the days you don’t want to write. Some days you won’t want to write. And that’s okay. Some days you won’t be… Read more11 Things I Wish I Knew Before Doing NaNoWriMo

hello! i don’t think this was in your tags/faq but if it is I’m very sorry… am i allowed to have a historical fiction novel and have a historically accurate world, but change something major within the history? for example, if my story was in france, and louis xvi was on the throne, but marie antoinette did not exist. would i be allowed to have my character marry the king? basically, am i allowed to “rewrite” history?

nimblesnotebook: This is a genre of its own called alternate history. When it comes to this genre, you have to do a lot of research to understand what effects the changes you make will have. The first thing you should… Read morehello! i don’t think this was in your tags/faq but if it is I’m very sorry… am i allowed to have a historical fiction novel and have a historically accurate world, but change something major within the history? for example, if my story was in france, and louis xvi was on the throne, but marie antoinette did not exist. would i be allowed to have my character marry the king? basically, am i allowed to “rewrite” history?

hello! i don’t think this was in your tags/faq but if it is I’m very sorry… am i allowed to have a historical fiction novel and have a historically accurate world, but change something major within the history? for example, if my story was in france, and louis xvi was on the throne, but marie antoinette did not exist. would i be allowed to have my character marry the king? basically, am i allowed to “rewrite” history?

nimblesnotebook: This is a genre of its own called alternate history. When it comes to this genre, you have to do a lot of research to understand what effects the changes you make will have. The first thing you should… Read morehello! i don’t think this was in your tags/faq but if it is I’m very sorry… am i allowed to have a historical fiction novel and have a historically accurate world, but change something major within the history? for example, if my story was in france, and louis xvi was on the throne, but marie antoinette did not exist. would i be allowed to have my character marry the king? basically, am i allowed to “rewrite” history?