How to End Your Book: 5 Steps to Writing a Fantastic Final Chapter

How to End Your Book: 5 Steps to Writing a Fantastic Final Chapter

All good things must come to an end—including your future bestselling novel. But while so much has been written about the fine and noble art of beginning a story, advice on finishing one is scandalously scant. On the surface, this makes sense—your opening pages are...
Write a Nonfiction Book People Want to Read

Write a Nonfiction Book People Want to Read

A common mistake nonfiction writers make is to write a book that’s all about them. You write the book you want to write. You write because it feels good to express yourself. You write it the way you want it to be. From a purely creative standpoint, this is...
How to Write the First Chapter of a Book: A Checklist for Novelists

How to Write the First Chapter of a Book: A Checklist for Novelists

Your story starts at the beginning, and beginnings are so important. I often hear from writers that the book really gets going a few chapters in. So why don’t you start the story there? In this era of micro attention spans, most readers are not going to wait around...
How to Make Time to Write a Book: 6 Ways to Make Writing Happen

How to Make Time to Write a Book: 6 Ways to Make Writing Happen

There are a lot of factors to consider when you decide to write a book. One of the most nagging questions is, “How will I find the time to write this book?” A lot of it is a matter of commitment. If you’re not 100% dedicated to finishing a book, you’re going to keep...
Is Explicit or Edgy Content Okay in Young Adult Books?

Is Explicit or Edgy Content Okay in Young Adult Books?

Kids are smart. Often, smarter than we might like. And that means they know when you’re talking down to them. With the internet present in everyone’s pockets thanks to smartphones, kids today have access to a whole world of content that wasn’t available just a few...