Whether you’re writing fiction or non-fiction, writing three-dimensional characters is the heart of successful authorship. So let’s dive right in.

I love writing because it’s the ultimate form of creativity. But you’ve got to love what you write in order to be effective. If you’re not into your manuscript, how can you expect readers to get into it? If you’re not happy with your plot, take a step back and ask yourself “what will it […]

Avoid reader fatigue when writing fiction by keeping the story real-time as much as possible and avoiding flashbacks unless they are integral to the overall plot.

Pretend you’re a reviewer who has just read your book and is writing a blog post about it.

It’s easy to make the hero/heroine of our novel as perfect, almost perfect, or simply too good to be true. But the fact is, readers like the “good guy” to be flawed. Not only will this make your character more relatable, it will also make him/her more likeable. Find a way to tarnish your character […]