Writing Tips

March 6, 2019
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How to Create Suspense in Your Novel

First, you need to understand how the suspense genre is different from the mystery genre.
March 7, 2019

The Three Act Story Structure for Planning Your Novel

So, for my next novel, I am plotting and planning my arse off.
March 8, 2019

The Creation of Character Arc and Their Differences

Character Arc--What do we want our character to be like when the story reaches its glorious conclusion?
March 9, 2019
Book Series

Ending your Novel

A story ending can be either happy or sad; it can leave the reader uplifted or pensive or heartbroken. But it has to feel "right."
March 14, 2019

Writing Mistakes & How to Avoid Them

The best fiction writers write like they’re in love—and edit like they’re in charge.
March 16, 2019

Importance of Successful Writing Habits

Have two or more projects on the go: Speaking of writer’s block, having more than one project on the go is never a bad idea.
 

Character Tips

June 12, 2019

Crafting Unforgettable Characters.

If I ask you to name a few of your favorite characters which ones come to mind? Why are they so memorable? How did the author […]
April 2, 2019

Bobby Joe Long: Crafting Killers After Real Serial Killers

Bobby Joe Long (born October 14, 1953), also known as Robert Joe Long and Robert Joseph Long, is an American serial killer, as of February 2017 on death row in the state of Florida.
April 10, 2019

Irina Gaidamachuk: Crafting Killers After Real Serial Killers

Irina Viktorovna Gaidamachuk (Russian: Ирина Викторовна Гайдамачук, born 1972) is a Russian serial killer who killed 17 elderly women in Sverdlovsk Oblast between 2002 and 2010.
April 8, 2019

Gary Ridgway: Crafting Killers After Real Serial Killers

Serial killer Gary Leon Ridgway, known as the Green River Killer, murdered at least 49 women in Washington state before he was caught in 2001.
April 11, 2019

Jack The Ripper: Crafting Killers After Real Serial Killers

                Everybody who wasn’t raised in a cave has heard of Jack The Ripper. He is without a doubt the most famous serial killer of all […]
May 10, 2019

How To Write A Heartbreaking Character Death

It has been said that the more we put into creating a character the more we must put into killing them. Only makes sense right? When […]
 
  • "The great thing about writing is that you can do any goddamn thing you want. Sure there are rules but look at them as simple and adjustable guidelines." ~ Anonymous

  • "Never look down on someone unless you are helping them up." ~ Anonymous

  • "A writer is someone for whom writing is more difficult than it is for other people." -Thomas Mann

     
  • "If you can't laugh at yourself, everyone else will do it for you." ~ Old English Proverb

  • "I would advise anyone who aspires to a writing career that before developing his talent he would be wise to develop a thick hide.” ~ Harper Lee

  • "Everybody walks past a thousand story ideas every day. The good writers are the ones who see five or six of them. Most people don’t see any." ~ Orson Scott

  • "Don't bend; don't water it down; don't try to make it logical; don't edit your own soul according to the fashion. Rather, follow your most intense obsessions mercilessly." --Franz Kafka

  • "It’s none of their business that you have to learn to write. Let them think you were born that way." – Ernest Hemingway

  • "The best thing about being a fiction writer is that where the truth is inconvenient, I could veer away." Kaui Hart Hemmings

  • "Ignorance though a hurdle carries with it a child-like optimistic outlook of the world while stupidity brings only failure, sorrow, and the inevitable making of the same mistakes over and over again." ~ Anonymous

  • "It is what you read when you don't have to that determines what you will be when you can't help it." Oscar Wilde

  • "Figure out what you love and chase after it with everything you've got. Life is too short to be bothered with anything else." ~ Anonymous

  • "A writer of fiction is really... a congenital liar who invents from his own knowledge or that of other men." Ernest Hemingway

  • "If you like to read, sometimes it's interesting just to go and see what the reality is, of the word, of the seedy or not so seedy fiction writer, the drunk or sober poet... Sometimes you can go looking for illumination." Harold Brodkey

  • "All autobiography is storytelling; all writing is autobiography." J. M. Coetzee

  • "I can shake off everything as I write; my sorrows disappear, my courage is reborn." Anne Frank

  • "What a writer can do, what a fiction writer or a poet or an essay writer can do is re-engage people with their own humanity." Barbara Kingsolver

  • "I was 12. Our, teacher made us write an autobiography and I realized that I wasn't very interesting. I began to make things up, and that's when I thought maybe I was a writer, or at least a fiction writer." John Burnham Schwartz

  • "To say that creative writing courses are all useless is almost as silly as saying all editors are useless. Writers of all levels can benefit from other instructive voices." Matt Haig

  • "Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work." ~ Stephen King

  • "We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect." Anaïs Nin

  • "Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try!" Dr. Seuss

  • "Why shouldn't truth be stranger than fiction? Fiction, after all, has to make sense." Mark Twain

  • "A non-writing writer is a monster courting insanity." Franz Kafka

  • "Fiction is lies; we're writing about people who never existed and events that never happened when we write fiction, whether its science fiction or fantasy or western mystery stories or so-called literary stories. All those things are essentially untrue. But it has to have a truth at the core of it." George R. R. Martin

  • “A writer is simply a photographer of thoughts.” Brandon A. Trean

  • "Do what you will, this world's a fiction and is made up of contradiction." William Blake

  • "They got the guns, but we got the numbers. Gonna win we are taking over." Jim Morrison

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  • "Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently. -Henry Ford"