Want to get on your readers’ good side? Then take note of two rules to avoid in your writing. It’s what I like to refer to as the naughty list and if a word appears on it, then it has no place in your quality fiction. Avoid “ly” words - adverbs Try to avoid adverbs. Just because they exist doesn’t mean you should use them. These are lazy words that steer
How many times have you read a description of a leading character that pretty much starts and stops with their physical beauty? I’ve got news...character is more than eye color. Sure, if you’re a romance writer it’s important to give readers a bit of brain candy. Who doesn’t like to read about rippling muscles and the arms that reach out to hold his love?
We do so many things habitually. If your daily habit is going for a brisk walk or some other form of exercise, that’s a positive. But, if your daily writing has gotten stale and yet you still go about it in the same manner, that’s not so good. Here are a few writing prompts for how to get out of the writing rut. Try Something Different. Perhaps
Editor vs Beta Reader...which one is better? For indie authors on a budget, it’s an important question. No doubt, a beta reader can save you money that you would spend on an editor, but a savvy writer knows that there’s a big difference between the two and your role in monitoring each one. If you are relying on beta readers to review your books prior to