Details matter. Getting the facts right provides a framework of authenticity for your novel and getting them wrong will turn readers off. Learn from Ward Larsen how to keep your facts straight and make your writing soar.
by Brian Andrews Of all the questions published authors are asked by aspiring writers and readers one query solicits eye-rolls above all others and it is: "Where do you get your ideas?" Some of you might be wondering why this question is infamous in author...
The Art of the Twist - How to Shock, Surprise, & Satisfy Your Readers by Brian Andrews "Oh my God, I didn't see that coming!" If that's that title of your novel's top Amazon review then you know you did your job. But pulling off an effective twist in a mystery or...
With every book he writes, Boyd Morrison’s goal is to keep the reader from ever finding a comfortable spot to put the book down. If you want your readers to say to themselves, “Just one more chapter before I go to sleep,” then check out Boyd’s tips in his post the THRILL OF THE PACE.
Writer’s block got you grounded? Try these practical tips to help you get your wings back and soar!
The goal is simple: increasing our speed in getting words onto the page. There are as many ways to do writing sprints as there are ways to run or jog. In this post, Glen Erik Hamilton describes key concepts and exercises to help you GET WORDS ON THE PAGE!
Select key personality traits to define your protagonist’s inner self. These qualities are important because they drive every decision your character makes. They influence dialogue, internal monologue, and how your character responds to crisis, conflict, and change.
By collaborating, their productivity and sales skyrocketed compared to what they were accomplishing as solo authors. In this blog post, Navy veterans Brian Andrews & Jeffrey Wilson talk about their partnership and offer real-world advice to aspiring authors on how to Collaborate & Succeed.
Characters should stand for something. As authors, we have an obligation to think about the principles and values our heroes stand for and write characters that matter and make a difference in the world.
You’ve decided to make your protagonist a Secret Service Agent, now what? Even if you’ve never served in the Secret Service, you can still write with authority and create an authentic, powerful hero. Read on to learn how!
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