TIPS FROM AN EDITOR

A Balancing Act: The 5 Narrative Tools

Welcome! Today we explore the five narrative tools every writer must master for dynamic storytelling. These tools are so important, they often dictate the medium we choose to work with as storytellers. In my own case, they’ve shaped the course of my life and career. How is that possible, you ask?…

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How to Write a Great Sex Scene

Today we look at how to write a great sex scene, so steel yourself for lots of bad puns and double-entendres! The suggestions below are most relevant to writers of romance and erotica, where love and sex form the heart of the plot, but writers of all narrative genres are welcome…

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How to write a novel

  Guest Post: Five Plot Structures for Bestselling Novels By Katja L Kaine   So you’ve got an amazing story idea, but the question remains: how to turn it into a great novel? There must be as many different ways to write a novel as there are novel writers. Some of…

How this Newbie Writer Scored 2.1 Million Wattpad Reads

(and Lived to Tell the Tale)   Based in New Zealand, M. N. J. Greenhill is as mysterious and elusive as the paranormal characters in her stories. If you’ve never heard her name that might be because you’re yet to explore Wattpad, a website where people can read novels from…

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Top 10 Sites Every Writer Should Know

In this week’s guest post Veronica Hunt shares her favourite sites for writers. The web is an endless source of information, inspiration, and everything else we wish we had more time for. Which is why I’ve cut through the noise to create a list of the top 10 writing sites…

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10 Power Tools For Proofreading & Editing

  Guest Post: Editing & Proofreading Tools by Leona Hinton. Writing with style and substance is essential to becoming a successful author or blogger, but perfecting the ability to proofread and edit your own work will save you time and money down the line. The best way to start the proofreading…

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Introducing a Character, Not a Bore

10 Signs You’re Introducing a Boring Character And how you can ensure they hook us from page one.   Your character might be complex and dynamic, but if your opening pages make for a boring introduction, the reader probably won’t hang around long enough to find out. Here are ten signs your opening scene…

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Why She Writes

  Guest Post: Why She Writes by Joanne Fedler A woman sits down at a desk. Perhaps the humble simplicity of a chair will suffice, a bench, a place against which she can press her lower back to take the responsibility from her legs, her tired feet. From a bag, a drawer,…

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Finding a Great Romance Editor

“Good romance editors are worth their weight in bestsellers.” Romance editors: it might be hard to find one who embodies all of the attributes below (I’m not sure I do!) but these tips will help you navigate your way to the romance editor of your dreams. Alternatively, if you already have…

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8 Tools For Writers: Freelance Secrets

Tools for writers; master the trade. Tools for writers are just as important as the tools you apply to any craft. We live in an age where entire empires can be run from a single mobile phone. Hell, if a service ain’t digital, it’s archaic. When it comes to scheduling,…