How to Pick a Story Idea

So, you've already got loads of ideas, you're super pumped to write...But, which one? Many writers struggle to choose between their ideas, and then end up writing nothing at all! It's important to choose and get writing, so here are three questions to help you out! What's the Most Developed? Take a look at your... Continue Reading →

Beta Testing Your Novel

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I’ve recently finished finished my revisions after beta-testing my novel, Outliers, so I thought it would be a good time to share my process and some tips for beta-testing your own novel. Beta-testing has helped me a great deal with improving my novel, and I’m excited to say that I’m starting with professional editing at the beginning of February! My beta-readers have been wonderful, and hopefully this advice will help you to make the most of your beta-testing, too.

The Basics

Beta-testing is essentially having other people read your book and give you constructive feedback before the professional edit. This should be done when your book is at the best you can make it on your own, not at it’s first draft. You should be at a point where you’re confident in your story, and not embarrassed to share it with others. And by others, that does not mean…

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What Should I Write About?

A lot of people struggle with this. I have the drive to write, I've learned a bunch of writing techniques, I've made room in my schedule...But what should I write about? Getting a story idea is kind of important for writing a story, so I'm here to give you 5 tips for coming up with... Continue Reading →

4 Tips For Writing About Mental Health

Hey, everybody! Mental health issues impact a lot of people, and it’s important to represent them accurately in fiction. Here are some tips to help you write about mental health—let’s get started! Motivation What’s your motivation for writing about mental health issues? Is it to eliminate stigmas? Provide clarity? Be realistic to your characters and... Continue Reading →

What Genre is Your Book?

Hey, everybody! How you categorize and promote your book is crucial to making it successful, so today we're going to talk about selecting that all-important genre for your book! Let's jump right in! Look At Similar Titles  What are some titles with a similar story/feel to your book? While I'm sure your story is fantastic... Continue Reading →

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