10 Writing Things That Took A While To Learn

These are some of the things that I've learned over the years, a lot of them things that I probably should have known, and that maybe you need to know, too. Some are more important than others, but they aren't in any particular order. Let's jump right in! #1: Don't Publish Right Away If you've... Continue Reading →

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Revision & Editing: Not Optional

I know many writers think they can get away without revising or editing their work, or don’t know they need to, but trust me; it’s not a step you should try and skip. I’m speaking as somebody that knew nothing about revision or editing when I first started, and I came close to embarrassment. My... Continue Reading →

Subplots

Subplots are plots in a story that are separate from the main plot. They add character development and get the reader more invested in the story. Subplots are what can make your readers cry like babies, or punch the air in victory. Relatability Subplots give the reader more connection to the story and characters because... Continue Reading →

Underwriters: Raising Word-count

I have noticed that most people seem to be over-writers. Being an under-writer myself, I always found it hard to find posts on raising word-count rather than lowering it. Now, after digging through the web for some advice and doing a lot of work on my own, I've more than doubled my word-count for my... Continue Reading →

Using Word-count

It took me awhile to even start tracking my word-count. I heard writers talking about it online, but never saw the point; there was a page-count at the bottom of my screen. What was the point in word-count? Why did all the writers use it?  I did some research and now find it hard to... Continue Reading →

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