This page consists many links to how-to articles for genres and goes in-depth on elements of a novel and stages of a novel. You’ll also find posts dedicated to writer’s burnout and tips on how to write about specific scenes and elements that may occur in your story (crime, romance, holidays, seasons, disasters, and more.) Also find sections on writing tips/advice, the writer’s life, writing rules, inspiration, and goals. A free PDF download for The Ultimate Editing List is included on this page, as well as the Freebies page.
Get Ready, Set, TONE!is about creating a successful setting and tone for the story you are writing. This post was a lot of fun for me to write because I got to write a short little teaser to illustrate how to use setting and tone to make a story stand out.
Creating MoodIn the beginning of this post, I included a special sneak peek into the first book of my series. I also talk about “A Child Called It” by Dave Pelzer, an excellent example of mood.
Write With Gagais about writing style. What is writing style? How can you create one? This post answers both those questions.
Words to cut from your writing to make assertive and clear statements, and de-clutter sentences, as well as phrases to look for to eliminate redundancy, passive voice, and clichés. Also included is an in-depth look at self-editing techniques.