Write A Novella: Want To Write Short Fiction? (Novella Series 1)

Want to write a novella? After we released Write And Sell A Novella In 7 Days: Your Blueprint For Success, I received lots of questions about novellas. Many authors are uncertain about them; this is a shame, because novellas are a powerful tool in your publishing toolbox. Questions I received included: What’s the difference between a novel and novella? How … Read more

Writing Tips: Outline Fiction The Easy Way

You’re frustrated with your fiction. Perhaps you need some writing tips to help you to outline your fiction because you’re like me, a natural-born pantser. (A “pantser” is someone who prefers to write by the seat of his pants; sans outline.) I’ve had requests for outlining tips. So, I thought I’d resurrect my article, “6 Tips For Writers Who Hate … Read more

How To Plot A Novella: 3 Tips

Want to plot a novella? Avoid complex, multi-layered plots. How to plot a novella: keep it simple Think of a novella as a stripped-down version of a novel. If you were writing a novel you’d have time to write leisurely scenes, expand on minor characters, create a subplot or two… in a novella, you need to stick to the point. … Read more

Writing Serials: Win Readers And Sell More Books

Thinking about writing serials? They’re fun to write because you get reader feedback while you’re writing. They also help you to build an audience for your fiction quickly. Writing serials means that you build your audience with each episode If you’re writing fiction, you need to build your audience. Writing serials helps you to do that. Once upon a time, … Read more

Writing Fiction: 4 Ways To Inspire Readers And Sell

You’re writing fiction and you’re bored. You wonder whether you should trash the novel and write something else. Before you do that, consider this: to entertain readers, you must entertain yourself first. Start by daydreaming. Writing fiction: forget the words, daydream To write great stories, you need to get on familiar terms with your own emotions, the emotions of those … Read more