Writing Fiction: Grow Your Characters (And Sell More Books)

If you’re writing fiction, you need to observe everything. Not only with your eyes, but with all your senses. Start training yourself to pay attention: use your journal, and write down what you see, hear, touch, taste and smell. Here’s why: the power of your fiction is in the details. When you use detail, via a viewpoint character, readers will … Read more

Write More, More Easily: An Easy Strategy To Try Today

What could you achieve if you chose to write more? I’m fond of saying that you can overcome any writing challenge by writing more. You might: Get more writing commissions, if you contacted your freelance clients regularly; Sell more books, if you’re a self-publishing author; Develop a lucrative side hustle based on writing, if you’d like to become a full-time … Read more

Your Imagination: Use Your Most Powerful (& Dangerous) Writing Tool

How’s your imagination? Everyone is creative and imaginative. However, writers tend to be more imaginative than most. As we discussed in this article on creative strategy, anxiety is a normal part of the creative process. Unfortunately, your imaginative faculties may make your anxiety worse: Here’s the thing about sudden unexplained anxiety: we tend to ascribe reasons to it to justify … Read more