Why You’re Starting Your Novel in the Wrong Place

Does your book start at the most interesting point in your character’s life? It should.  The number one problem I see with sample material, and even client material sometimes, is that the book doesn’t start in the right place. If you are starting with the beginning of the day (waking up or eating breakfast) IContinue reading “Why You’re Starting Your Novel in the Wrong Place”

3 Biggest Relationship Writing Mistakes

Most fiction has a romance of some sort. Historical, literary, suspense–most plots, even if they’re not a romance novel, have a romantic subplot at the minimum. And actually, most of this advice can be used for all sort of relationships between characters (mother/daughter, best friends, lovers). The interaction between your characters is what brings aContinue reading “3 Biggest Relationship Writing Mistakes”

Things I Wish I Knew: 5 Things To Know When Writing Diverse Characters by Dahlia Adler

You might know Dahlia Adler as an author, a blogger, a Twitter enthusiast (follow her)–or all three! But I know her as an intelligent advocate of marginalized voices and talented writer of diverse stories. She’s our next expert in the “Things I Wish I Knew” series. Writing diverse characters is a life skill for a writer. ItContinue reading “Things I Wish I Knew: 5 Things To Know When Writing Diverse Characters by Dahlia Adler”