MASTER LIST of Words to Describe Facial Expressions
This master list of facial expressions for writers is one of my all-time most popular posts, and with good reason. Writers need good facial expression descriptions in their writing to help the read…
19 Ways to Write Better Dialogue — Well-Storied.
For years, I struggled deeply with dialogue. As a new writer, it was the bane of my existence. I hadn’t a clue how to delve into my characters’ voices, to write conversations that felt natural and true-to-character while also moving my story forward. To avoid staring my own weakness in the face, I often wrote the fiction equivalent of silent films. (But even those had dialogue, didn't they? Bah!) Finally, one day, I realized I didn’t want my weaknesses as a writer to hold my stories…
10 Dialogue Errors Writers Should Avoid At All Costs | Writers Write
Use our infographic on 10 dialogue errors writers should avoid. Stop making these mistakes when you're writing your stories.
How Many Obstacles are on the Hero's Journey?
Nothing is ever easy for the hero! On the monomythical Hero's Journey, the main character should endure 15 obstacles on the "Road of Trials."
Struggling to reach "The End"? How to Finish Your Novel
Just in time for National Novel Writing Month: If you struggle to finish stories, then this is the blog post for you. Learn how to identify what's holding you back, and then get my best tips to help
Want Readers to Adore Your Book? Learn How to Ace Your Climactic Moment - Helping Writers Become Authors
The Climactic Moment is the reason your story is even being told in the first place. Needless to say, it's pretty important you get it right. Find out how!
What Are Pinch Points? And How Can They Make Your Book Easier to Write? - Helping Writers Become Authors
What are pinch points? Of all the important moments in your story, they are most likely to be neglected. But they're crucial to your story structure.
avelera: “ Useful if this is how you think, though often I don’t see the outline until after the draft is written, because after awhile one just internalize this kind of stuff from all the media one...
Kitchen Timer Writing - Goal Setting
If you follow me on Instagram, you might have seen my most recent book recommendation: Lauren Graham’s Talking as Fast as I Can. If you’re a fan of Graham, Gilmore Girls, or Parenthood, you have got to read this book. And I suggest on audiobook, because Lauren Graham is such a delightful voice to listen…
The Ultimate Character Questionnaire
The Ultimate Character Questionnaire - over 150 questions grouped into categories. Advice on the do's and don't of using the character questionnaire, and links to more character development worksheets and templates.
How to NaNoWriMo: Getting Started
Maybe you've heard about NaNoWriMo, but never done it. Your chance is coming around again! If you've never tried it, learn more about how to get started!
How To Write A Novel Using The Snowflake Method
How to write a novel: Award-winning novelist Randy Ingermanson teaches his wildly popular Snowflake Method for designing and writing a novel.
How to create an awesome plot outline! A step by step guide
After you’ve figured out the rough plot of your novel (I used the first 4 steps of Randy Ingermanson’s snowflake method), it may help you to outline it. An outline can be viewed as a basic 'wire-frame' of your plot which you can refer to throughout the first draft stage. Although it isn’t for everyone (some may…
Free Printables for Writing Your Novel | Tricia Goyer
Author Tricia Goyer shares Free Printables for Writing Your Novel. Do you want easy-to-use worksheets to help novel writing? Grab these!