The emotional map of your book is different than the plot, though the two are tightly related. Being aware of this emotional current can bring clarity to your writing, and is a powerful way to progress your story.

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According to the inimitable Kurt Vonnegut, every good story has a shape. Have you ever stopped to think about the shape of the story in your book?

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Promoting your creative writing takes a different kind of skill — more akin to the world of marketing, copyrighting, journalism, or PR. Effective writers, according to Daphne Gray-Grant, have these simple 7 habits.

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