Category: Fiction

5 Easy Ways to Improve Your Writing

Crafting clear, simple sentences that connect with your readers sounds simple.

But it’s really, really not.

Many academic institutions teach you the exact opposite of how to write in this way.

That means that when you’re blogging, you want to write a commercial book, or even when you’re a poet, it can be very difficult to convey your ideas clearly and sharply.

In fact, writing clearly and expressing your ideas in a simple way is one of the most difficult challenges you’ll face, particularly when you first start out.

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9 Character Types to Include in Your Story

There are some types of characters that every story must have.

Once you’re aware of character type, you’ll find yourself noticing it more and more in what you read and watch. You can then use this awareness to study that character and see what elements you can use in your own writing.

Knowing what role your characters play in your story helps you to refine your plot, choose your narrative style, and tighten your prose.

So, let’s dig a little deeper, shall we?

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The Rollercoaster of Submitting Your Novel to an Agent

Your book is finished.

Now what?

Self-publish or face the submissions rollercoaster?

Most writers would still prefer to be trade-published.

A few bag a deal quickly.

Some fall faster than Alton Towers’s Oblivion.

For most it’s a long, bumpy ride.

If you’re on that ride or about to begin you’re not alone.

Strap yourself in and come with me on my trip.

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