How to Make the Personal Political: On Making Statements in Fiction Work

If you’re a writer you probably came to the craft wanting to express something. If it didn’t have anything to do with your personal life perhaps you needed to get your voice across about an event, opinion, or even retell a story. In that way, you knew that you had words that needed to make… Continue reading How to Make the Personal Political: On Making Statements in Fiction Work

How Many Main Characters Are Too Many? Can I Have 3, 4, 5, or even 6?

Ah, the main characters! They are so fun because they drive the basis of a story. I mean, what is a story without the decisions of someone completely fictional? I feel that the main characters are interesting because we develop their psyche, the things that they do, and how they interact with the world around.… Continue reading How Many Main Characters Are Too Many? Can I Have 3, 4, 5, or even 6?

What Makes a Good Short Story?

Before someone even jumps right into writing a novel they start somewhere… writing a short story. But, what makes a good one? If you can’t write an amazing short story then how can you ever write a novel that will be interesting to read? Here are my top ten rules for crafting an amazing story… Continue reading What Makes a Good Short Story?

How to Write a Novella In Thirty Days: 10 Steps for Every Kind of Writer

Okay, so let’s clear up the rumors. It doesn’t take eight years to write a book, especially, not a novella. People seem to forget that novellas are books too. A novella typically contains anywhere from 20,000-45,000 words while average novels are 46,000-75,000 words. For the sake of this post, I’m going to share with you… Continue reading How to Write a Novella In Thirty Days: 10 Steps for Every Kind of Writer

So You Want to Learn How to Write? 5 Tips To Improve Your Writing

For most people, this is what writing feels like. It’s like swimming through snow only to reach nowhere important. I’ve been meaning to create this article for a while now, people have been asking me, “how do I get better at this?” Well, I have five huge tips to help you start writing more, better,… Continue reading So You Want to Learn How to Write? 5 Tips To Improve Your Writing