How do you take your writing from mundane to transcendent? Incorporating these seven attributes of exquisite writing is a start.

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There’s plenty of advice out there on how to become a great writer, and you need to be your own writing teacher if you want to unlock your potential and create your best work.

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The shared feature of all great writers is that they make a contribution, which makes it the most important thing on your "to do" list as a writer.

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For laughs, scares, tears, and thrills, nothing brings out emotions and draws in your readers like the little details.

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When you conflate, you tighten your writing and move your story forward. With practice and persistence, you can make your lessons more powerful, enjoyable, and universal.

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One way to create a memorable story is to take a minute to let your characters breathe. Build a scene where you exit the narrative structure and allow your readers to bond with the characters.

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Whether you're an old hand or a newbie who is serious about learning to write, the advice is the same: dig in and get that first book out of you.

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