Focusing on the three-act structure and your nine plot points can help you construct a vibrant and meaningful narrative structure and bring your story to life.

Read more

Choosing what to let readers know, and when, is key to telling a great story. A good reveal will drive your story forward — the best unknown unknowns will upend your narrative and add more meaning for your reader.

Read more

First-person narration lets you pack every moment with personality and explore your writer's voice to the max, but it can be a tricky point-of-view to pull off for the course of an entire book.

Read more

Writing enough prose to fill a book is one thing, but weaving it all together into a story with a strong arc, purpose, and impact is another entirely. Here are some lessons that might help you in your writing process — whether your own book is an “accident” or not.

Read more

Humans are highly visual creatures, and this holds true when we are reading. We don’t see the images in the book, we form them in our minds. Pack in brilliant imagery and your readers will enjoy and remember your book.

Read more

Whether you are working on draft material or devising a story in your mind, one element of great writing is cranking up the extraordinary to pack in information, meaning, and creativity.

Read more

Words take on their full meaning in the context of sentences, paragraphs, and your entire story. It starts with the first line of your book, as each bit of information sets the stage for what follows.

Read more