Writing a First Person Narrative

An aspect that has a direct influence on the mood and style of a novel’s narrative is the perspective through which the writer narrates. Whether it is in first or third person, often, the writers’ decision is guided through their own creative influences and genre preferences. Authors who read predominantly one or the other will […]

Shattering Common Myths About Writing A Book

Once you have begun the process of writing your first book, chances are you’ve encountered at least one setback – whether logistical, creative, or even a mental block. Add to this the many myths you hear about the writing process, and you may find yourself struggling to sort fact from fiction! But before you get […]

Should you leave your story open-ended?

Both writers and readers look forward to the last chapter in the book. While the writers yearn to finally finish their manuscript, readers are eager to know how the story ends, and where the characters end up. As a reader, you have probably encountered stories that choose to remain open-ended, leaving the readers to wonder […]

A Writer’s Inner Monologue: You Are Not Alone

Sometimes, the creative process of a writer can feel incredibly lonely. Romanticized as an idyllic bohemian fantasy of quill pens and candlelit inspiration, the reality of writing a book is decidedly far less glamorous. Writing is a unique career, with a lot of pressure resting squarely on your shoulders. That’s why it’s important to connect […]

How Long Does It Take to Write a Book?

Are you planning to write a book and wondering how long it might actually take? Are you currently writing a book and need to assess your timeline?  This article will help shed some light on the subject.  Estimating the time required to write a book is rather subjective. The length, genre, writing method, and commitment […]

7 Tips for Overcoming a Writing Barrier: How to Defeat Writer’s Block

Surely, all writers have experienced this feeling: your mind is as blank as the page in front of you. You may have the desire to write, but no idea how to get the process started. Conversely, you can have a thrilling idea (or an unthrilling deadline), but panic stops you from putting pen to paper. […]