Writing a book is hard work – it’s easier to quit than finish. When you become overwhelmed by the sheer scope of the task, you might be tempted give up. The key is to follow a proven, straightforward plan.

Read more

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.

Read more

Maybe there aren’t a million names for the different kinds of writers out there, but there are as many ways to write as there are people who write.

Read more

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.

Read more

Elmore Leonard's punchy style and compelling characters has Hollywood continually coming back to his work. Some of the many adaptations of his writing are highlighted in this post.

Read more

Imagine a shorthand that works for complex storytelling as well as true shorthand works for speeding up general writing. A writer's shorthand does exist, with the use of placeholding “things-yet-to-be-written” in brackets.

Read more

Your book's structure is the tool that will gather up your readers and keep them following along with you; it's the tie that binds all the parts of your story together, from end to end, and in the middle too.

Read more