Writing Tips

How to Be a Better Writer 

Read - read a lot and often. The best writers will find time to read every day. This is because it helps you spot bad writing and good writing and learn new things for your own work. Live - I believe that good writers have lived good lives. By good I don't mean perfect, I… Continue reading How to Be a Better Writer 

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Know the Whys of your Story 

You have a great story. It's full of Acton and drama and brilliant characters, right? Well if you don't know the whys behind all of that, then I'm sorry but you're story isn't really that good.  But don't fear! Here's some why questions to ask yourself in order to get started!  Why does your character… Continue reading Know the Whys of your Story 

Writing Tips

How to Write Better Characters 

From our last post, you found out that the characters in your work need to be well thought through. But how do you actually make them real? How can you make them shine so that your readers truly engage with them? Well here's a few tips... Have them have many relationships (family, friends, partner, pets,… Continue reading How to Write Better Characters 

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Why Characters Matter 

Your characters are the ones running the story - not you. I'm sorry but your story is theirs, you can't always control what happens. Sometimes the characters need to decide for themselves. If your characters are real enough, that is... I've read books where you can definitely tell that the characters are simply tools for… Continue reading Why Characters Matter