4 Steps To Writing Realistic Dialogue


Dialogue should flow through your story like a river that has seamlessly carved its way through a forest. Like the river, it should be complex and varied, with more going on beneath its surface than your readers might realize. So how do you write complex yet realistic dialogue? You put a lot of time, thought … Read more

Great Writers Are Great Readers


What sparked your love of writing? There’s a good chance that your desire to tell a story started in another person’s written words. This goes back to one of the most basic truths of writing: great writers start out as great readers. Reading is more than just your origin story as a writer. It is … Read more

How To Use A Character Sheet


One of the most difficult parts of drafting a book is creating full, three dimensional characters. It doesn’t matter how well-crafted your plot is or if the words flow off the page like magic— if you have flat characters, your readers will lose interest. Not sure how to start bringing your characters to life? Try … Read more

Caring For Yourself When Writing


Being a writer is a time-intensive profession, which roughly translates to spending a lot of time with your butt planted in a chair. At face value, this might seem like a great situation. What better than taking a load off your feet with your laptop on your lap? The problem is that after a while … Read more

The Perfect Holiday Gifts For Writers


Finding just the right gift for everyone in your life takes a considerable amount of time, thought and effort. Buying gifts for friends or family members with whom you have shared hobbies and interests might not feel like much of a challenge though. On the other hand, buying presents for loved ones with unique hobbies … Read more