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How to Find Momentum When Writing a First Draft

Last week, I finished the first draft of the novel I've been working on. Though I've finished short stories, this is the first full first draft of a novel I've ever completed (teenage fan fiction not included ๐Ÿ˜…).โ โฃ One of the most challenging parts of setting out to finish the first draft in just ... READ the POST

5 Ways to Avoid Losing Motivation When Writing a Novel

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You may have heard that writing a book is a marathon, not a sprint. While some authors may finish their books faster than others, it's still not done overnight. (At least, not as far as I know.) With any challenging creative process that takes time to complete, it's normal for your level of ... READ the POST

How to Use Genre Tropes to Strengthen Your Writing (and Sell Your Book)

Understanding genre tropes and how to use them is one of the secrets to great storytelling. As lovers of fiction, we naturally pick up on them without even realizing it but taking the time to study them and use them more intentionally will elevate your writing even further. They'll help you set ... READ the POST

6 Tips for Dealing with Plot Holes When Writing a Novel

Plot holes: they're the things every writer dreads but will inevitably run into in the process of writing a novel. They're a necessary evil on the journey to weaving a complex, interesting piece of fiction. It's easy to want to fall into a pit of despair when you discover the plot hole that seems ... READ the POST

5 Ways to Feel Connected to Your Story

To tell a truly compelling story readers will connect with, we as the writers first have to feel that connection. Sometimes, this comes effortlessly, but writing a book is a long process โ”€ as they say, writing a novel is a marathon, not a sprint โ”€ so there is likely to be moments during the ... READ the POST

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