Plotting Your Story

You often begin plotting your story with little in mind—a powerful image or an emotion that we want to capture, a clever idea for a twist.

Finding the Courage to Dream Big

You may not realize it, but as writers we are all on the same journey. We all start as wannabes, hoping to amaze audiences with our eloquence and powerful tales

Be Excited

The most productive writers, I’ve noticed, aren’t necessarily the ones with the most talent or the greatest skills. They may not be the most physically fit or even the most motivated. The most productive writers are the ones who get excited by their work.

Writing Tips: How to Feed Your Readers

As writers, we often struggle to learn how to entertain readers, to hook them into our stories, to please wide audiences, to keep them hanging onto our every word.

Writing the Impossible

When I fell in love with the idea of writing novels, it was after reading my favorite novel of all time. I thought, I want to write stories like that, not realizing how big my dream really was.

Putting Emotional Twists in Your Tales

When you’re writing a book, it’s important to take control of your reader’s emotions. You do this by creating sounds, images, or actions. Each time you create an emotional experience, it’s called an emotional beat.