creative process

March 18, 2019
Give credit where credit is due.

Who do you credit for…

Who do you credit for giving you the desire to create? Was it a teacher? Maybe a parent? Does it come from within?   Have you […]
March 23, 2019

Paragraph Structure

Paragraph writing in fiction doesn’t follow traditional rules. Like storytelling itself, it is artistically liberated, and that liberation gives it the potential to contribute to the story’s aesthetic appeal.
March 27, 2019

Improve Your Novel

So now that you know how badly you need to do this, let me share a few details about the six helpful (and did we mention beautifully designed) plot and character outlines that we’re giving away today.
April 1, 2019

How To Write Thrilling Horror Stories That Will Keep Your Readers Terrified.

The bottom line for all fiction is that the story is a lie the reader can believe in, with characters he comes to know and care about. In horror fiction and monster stories, the bottom line is that the reader will believe and be afraid.
April 28, 2019

How To Write Better Horror

What are the most critical aspects of a horror story? The screams and scares? Well that’s true, that’s the end game but what do you need […]
May 2, 2019

Crafting Anti-Heroes & Anti-Villians

How do you write a character that doesn’t fit into the standard character type? Anti-heroes and anti-villains are great characters to build your story around, but […]
May 6, 2019
Formatting your Book

How To Plot Your Novel

Plotting is a vital step in writing a book. Some ‘pantsers’ might disagree, but I’m a firm believer. Plotting is the big picture dots you need […]
May 6, 2019

7 Tips For Character Appearance

Do you take the time to thoroughly explain your character’s appearance? If not you might be missing a golden opportunity to draw your readers further into […]
May 7, 2019

Blurring Good vs. Evil In Your Story

No one is 100% evil or good. There lingers in them a little of the opposite of their true nature. This is a good thing for […]