How to Write a Fight Scene

Fight scenes are the biggest risks you can take in your writing career. Movies, adverts, and other forms of visual media have trained us to see fight scenes as action, and therefore entertaining. This isn’t the case with 99% of fight scenes, because 99% of writers haven’t found this blog post. Consider yourself one lucky…

23 NaNoWriMo Survival Tips

Remember you aren’t alone; NaNoWriMo isn’t just a torture device- it’s a community of people who are here to help you; newbies and published writers alike.

Plans for November!

Hi everyone! I have news! Don’t worry, it’s not good/bad news. It’s just news. So, I’m doing NaNoWriMo, like a lot of people in this community. That means I don’t really have the time to do my usual four posts a week, on top of work and university. I’ll still be posting, just on Saturdays…

Do you Need Chapters in Your Novel?

What are Chapters for? Chapters help you organise your book by: Explaining who is narrating (if your story is told by more than one character). Fast-forwarding through time and controlling the pace of your writing (not every detail of your character’s day is important, nobody cares about the marvellous piss they stopped to take on…

Writing a Suspenseful Story

In order to NOT send the verbal equivalent of a coma to any agents, there are some things to keep in mind.

Twitter Tips for Writers

Oh no, you insist. Twitter only gives me 280 characters per tweet. How can I tell my story in the same amount of words as a fortune cookie?

By writing concisely, the way you should if you’re going to get anywhere as a writer.

Twitter Hashtags for Writers

Hashtags are the lifeblood of all social media, but especially twitter. You want to get success on twitter? Hello there. Here, we’re going to be talking about the most effective twitter hashtags you can use as a writer. There are a few ways to categorise the most popular hashtags:   By genre: #kidlit, #yalit, #romanticfiction,…