Found Dialogue: Using the Art of Eavesdropping for Better Fiction

Found Dialogue: Using the Art of Eavesdropping for Better Fiction

One of the most crucial elements of great fiction is great dialogue. You can write a novel with no dialogue, but it gets very avant garde very quickly—and if that’s not what you’re going for, then you’re going to need your characters to talk to each other, at least...
Fast and Loose: 3 Ways Freewriting Will Upgrade Your Creative Career

Fast and Loose: 3 Ways Freewriting Will Upgrade Your Creative Career

You’re a pretty darn good writer. It’s true! Go ahead, pat yourself on the back—you’ve earned it! After all, you’ve written at least one book, you write on social media all the time, and you probably blog pretty regularly. You’ve got plenty of practice and you’re...
Your Manuscript Has To Be Typed—Here’s Why

Your Manuscript Has To Be Typed—Here’s Why

Although there’s a lot to be said for writing by hand, it doesn’t quite cut it when it comes to submitting your manuscript to be professionally published—or even when working on self-publishing your book. That’s because handwritten text isn’t easily edited, laid out,...