Writing Fiction: 2 Essential Strategies To Deliver Great Stories

You’re writing fiction, but you’re a new author, and you’re disappointed with your results. Two strategies will help: Developing suspense: it’s essential, in the age of TikTok. Control: write in scenes, and edit. New authors tend to overwhelm their plot with backstory; that is, everything that happened before the story starts. Readers don’t care about that. They want entertainment. As … Read more

Writing Fiction: 6 Common Mistakes To Avoid (Fix Them)

Writing Fiction: 6 Common Mistakes To Avoid (Fix Them)

Readers want what they want, so when you’re writing fiction, it’s easy to make mistakes which annoy readers. That said, don’t despair. You can fix most mistakes easily. Writing fiction: the biggest mistake Before we look at common errors, let’s look at the biggest one: failing to capitalize on success. Sadly this is horribly common. One of my students wrote … Read more

Side Hustle Writing: Quick Insights For Freelancing Fiction

Many new writers want to turn their writing into a profitable side hustle. Freelancers create content, blog, produce social media calendars, and much more. What about fiction? For hundreds of thousands of authors, writing fiction pays. For some, it pays exceedingly well; this means that they need help. A former student, who’s now a professional blogger, asked me: “as a … Read more