How to Write a Great Query Letter that Gets Instant Manuscript Requests!
Are you hoping to attract your dream literary agent with your manuscript but have no idea where to start with your querying package? Well, you're not alone, & I can help you! Literary agents want to read a quality query letter that's 100% perfect, so this article will teach you how to write one from start to finish with easy-to-follow examples! Click to learn how to write a great query letter today! #queryletterexampleswriters #queryletterexamples #queryletter #howtogetaliteraryagent
Surprising Writing Lessons from a Taekwondo Studio
A recent class at a Taekwondo studio taught me some important lessons about writing. Lessons about training, discipline, and adjusting expectations. Learn more from this post! #writing #writingtips #writingadvice #productivity #writingcoach | writing advice | writing tips | how to write | learn to write | write better |
Celebrating Your Accomplishments as a Writer and Author
Writing can be a grueling, stressful, and taxing venture. You might've already dedicated at least a year, if not more, to your project. Every once in awhile you can stop and marvel at how much you've done. How hard you've worked, pressing yourself into these pages. Let the celebration be both a time to reset yourself and incentivize you to move onwards. You've come so far already, allow yourself to acknowledge this, and push even further.
Is Your Inciting Incident Strong Enough? | Kate Johnston | Writing Coach | Author | Editor
A catalyst for change, the Inciting Incident must be strong enough to launch your protagonist out of their Current World through a Call to Action they cannot deny. Is your Inciting Incident doing the job it needs to do to crack open your protagonist’s comfort zone and push them into a New World?The following blog post describes the Inciting Incident, the role it plays in a novel, and why a weak Inciting Incident can be the downfall of your book. #writingtips #writingcoach #storydevelopment
Write Like a Womxn: 5 Ways to Break from the Male Literary Tradition — Juniper Editing & Creative
In a literary world consumed with men’s voices and ideas it can be difficult to know what it means to write like a woman—and indeed, a womxn. Unfortunately, with the male literary tradition so ingrained in our approach to writing, our education, and our ideas about what literature even is, it can be difficult to know where to begin when it comes to writing in your true voice. That’s why we want to share with you our five favourite ways to write like a womxn.
Learning By Deliberate Practice
I fell in love with Deliberate Practice while doing martial arts, but recently I decided to scour my notes for insight into writing and illustration.
GUIDE: The 'Show, Don't Tell' Formula | Golden May Editing
You know how important the ‘Show, Don’t Tell’ technique is but you’re not exactly sure how to translate that to your prose. In this guide, we break down the art of using your characters external and internal reactions to show how (and why!) they feel, think, and act. #amwriting #writingcommunity
A Handy Formula for Writing the Perfect Book Blurb
Writing a successful book blurb is a critical skill to learn if you plan to self-publish your novel—and also a difficult one to master. Fortunately, rather than having to create your book’s description from scratch, there’s a handy formula you can use to write the perfect fiction book blurb!
64 Jobs for Your Fantasy Characters
Fantasy is one of the most popular genres to write, but it's easy to make your fantasy characters either a servant or a noble, which is a little cliché now. What about all the other interesting occupations available? A bard? A jester? A healer? Click this pin to discover 64 unique occupations for your fantasy characters so you can ignite your fantasy story! #fantasycharacterjobs #fantasycharacteroccupation #fantasycharacterinspiration #fantasycharactercreation
How to Practice Writing
Ready to improve as a writer? Check out these 7 ways to practice writing so you can improve your craft. #writing #writingtips #novelwriting #writingadvice
Six Must-Haves that Belong in Your First Page - Kate Johnston | Writing Coach | Editor
Your first page needs to contain six must-have factors that pull readers into the story and propel them to turn the page. In this blog post I’ll discuss the six things you need in your first page to create a strong story opening so that you have a better chance of drawing readers in and keeping them engaged in your story. #writingtips #writingcoach #storydevelopment #fictionwriting
How to Write an Addictive Novel with this Budget-Friendly Writing Course
Are you a new writer who has no idea how to craft a novel? Is your writing a little flat? Would you like to learn how to write and structure an addictive novel that readers just cannot put down? Well, you're in the right place! This budget-friendly online writing course will take your writing struggles away and teach you how to write an addictive novel from scratch! #writingtips #novelwritingtips #howtowriteabook #writinganovelforbeginners #creativewritingcourse
What To Do After You Receive Feedback On Your Writing.
If you love writing, you want other people to love your work as well. This is why you work hard on it - you take your time to self-edit and then have a few rounds of beta readers to give you feedback. Afterward, you modify your piece to make it read clearer and smoother. If you’re wondering, what’s a beta reader? You can read my article here that explains what a beta reader does. #editing #writer #writingtips #writingmotivation #writing #writingskills #writingfeedback
Writing Habits of Famous Writers
Want to build a better writing habit? Check out these routines of famous writers to up your writing game! #writer #writing #writingadvice #novelwriting
How to Bring Your Story Full-Circle | Kate Johnston | Writing Coach | Author | Editor
Stories resonate with readers more effectively when they come full-circle. Characters need to undergo some kind of change or growth (for better or for worse), and this change is best gauged by how they see their outer world and their inner landscape compared to their views at the beginning of the book.This article will cover considerations you need to make for your story so that you can bring your main character full-circle from beginning to end. #writingcoach #writingtips #storydevelopment