Facial Expressions List
This master list of facial expressions for writers is one of my all-time most popular posts. A lot of writers keep this page bookmarked! Writers need good facial expression descriptions in their wr…
June 2017 Writing Prompts
It's June, guys! The sun is shining, the birds are singing, and I've got a fresh batch of writing prompts so none of us have to go outside and experience any of that. Because, c'mon. We're writers. We stay inside with our laptops and our ideas. #amediting #amwriting #creativefictionprompt
How to Prepare Your Book for an Editor
Find out how to prepare your book for an editor in this article (written by an editor!). 4 things you need to do to prepare for editing.
How to Write the Perfect Plot (in 2 Easy Steps) - Helping Writers Become Authors
Your story's plot is more than just a string of events. Learn how to write the perfect plot for your story by crafting it into a meaningful whole.
25 Things About Creating Characters
As a writer, creating characters is probably the most important thing you do. Get it wrong, and the story will be wrong no matter how well plotted.
Free Apps Every Writer Should Be Using » XO PIXEL
If you’re wondering who Hemingway is, this post is for you. Sometimes writing can be a pain. Especially if you’re writing a last…
How to Capture Your Character's Appearance — Well-Storied.
Writers often enjoy crafting their characters' appearances, yet just how important is appearance in the grand scheme of your story? Well, that depends. In some instances, appearance plays a large role, informing a character's struggle, defining important cultural context, lending
23 Facebook Groups for Writers You Don’t Want to Miss
We polled writers on which online writing groups they couldn't live without, and they told us about dozens of Facebook groups. Here are our favorites!
Marketing for Writers: How to Set Yourself Up for Literary Success — Jenny Bravo
I know what you're thinking. Marketing, gross. For whatever reason, marketing has gotten a bad rap. When we think "marketing," we tend to imagine annoying commercials or Twitter messages saying, "thanks for following, buy my book!" And you know what we really
8 Tips To Improve Your Descriptive Writing
Descriptive writing. It's important. It's how your readers can picture where events are taking place, it's the mode of writing that allows you to convey important pieces of information, and it's how you can show off your epic writing skills. And, yet, descriptive writing seems to be a concept that eludes most. Many writers feel the need to take two paragraphs to describe a sunset to match their character's mood when they could have simply used one sentence. Nobody likes the writer who cooks…
10 Simple Plot Exercises You Need to Do BEFORE You Write Your Novel! - Eva Langston
These 10 simple plot exercises will help you plan your novel if you're just getting started or help you push forward if you find yourself stuck. #amwriting #writerslife #writerproblems #amediting #writer #nanowrimo #writingtip
J. R. R. Tolkien’s 10 Tips For Writers
Essay Mama is an unusual site, providing students with essays. Even more unusual is the fact that they produced a lovely infographic on Tolkien, with some tips they gleamed from his correspondence.…