What Are Fantasy Maps: How to Create a Whole New (Fictional) World

What Are Fantasy Maps: How to Create a Whole New (Fictional) World

Want to win devoted fans who can’t wait for your next fantasy novel, discuss your world and characters, and help bring your fantastical fiction to life? Hook them into your story by making it real! Fantasy maps give readers a sense of place and help immerse them...
Why You Should Start Writing a Blog before Writing a Novel

Why You Should Start Writing a Blog before Writing a Novel

Have you ever wondered why so many authors turn to blogging? They already have published works. Think of George R.R. Martin, who still maintains his LiveJournal blog… it’s conveniently named Not A Blog. Why would George R.R. Martin waste time on blogging? The readers...
How to Write an Author Bio: 8 Steps to Catch Readers’ Interest

How to Write an Author Bio: 8 Steps to Catch Readers’ Interest

Here’s a sad fact about writing: The skills you need to succeed as a writer are different from the skills you need to write a book. Few places exist where this shows up more plainly than in an author’s bio. Whether that bio is on the back of a book, or in a query...