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Interconnected Short Story Collections

Until a few years ago, I was under the impression that novels were the only form of literature worth pursuing. I didn’t even consider the...

Kindling and Rekindling Motivation

Sometimes, you don’t want to write. At least, you don’t want to keep working on that project you started a few months ago—even if you...

Diversity in Literature

Happy Pride Month! In honor of pride month, this week’s post talks about the importance of diversity in literature and how to incorporate...

How to Raise the Stakes in Your Story

Stakes are the lifeblood of every story. If there’s nothing at stake for the characters, there’s nothing at stake for the readers. If...

Submitting to Literary Magazines

Literary Magazines, or LitMags, are—you guessed it—magazines exhibiting literature. They vary in type and size, catering to different...

Types of Books Series

Think of three books. Odds are, at least one of them is part of a series. Book series give readers more of what they love, while letting...

Connecting to Your Writing

Experimentation is the key to great writing, so it's important to sometimes step out of your comfort zone to give the reader more ways to...

Writing Descriptions that Transport Readers

Descriptions transport readers to another world or time. You may never have seen Camp Half-Blood or Ketterdam or Narnia (we’re pretending...

Writing Humor: Making Your Audience Laugh

A little laughter goes a long way when your characters and readers are stressing about an impending war. Almost every genre can do with a...

Writing the End of a Story

While the beginning of a story sets up the world, people, and themes, the end wraps it all together. It’s either a reward or a punishment...

Writing the First Chapter

It’s really easy to put down a book after reading a few pages, but it becomes increasingly more difficult to do so as you go on. Once...