Today, I thought it would be fun to talk about what makes a fictional character believable. It’s easy to describe what a character looks like and give her/him/it a cool name. But how do you make your readers care about what happens to that character? What’s the secret to bringing your characters to life?
Continue reading How to Develop Realistic Characters
The gatekeepers who once decided what art was worth publishing are losing relevance. We need not kneel at their feet to gain entrance to the public square. There are paths in everywhere.
Continue reading How Writers Can Make Gatekeepers Work for Them
When my brother and I were little, our mum would snuggle up next to us and say: “All right, tell me a story.”
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The English language is one of the most complex in existence. With more words than any other language in the world, it is no wonder even native speakers don’t get it quite right all the time. Here’s a quick run down of my top ten most misused words. Some I am guilty of misusing myself, others are absolutely my pet peeve.
Continue reading 10 Commonly Misused Words in Writing
I’m welcoming back Rosanna Leo, a multi-published author from Toronto, Canada.
Continue reading Writing Romance with Rosanna Leo
Sometimes, you can tell whether or not a text is worth your time just by its opening line.
Continue reading Top 10 Best Book Opening Lines
Here is an interesting post on some crunchy numbers regarding author earnings in a report that came out January 2015. Check out the full report for information beyond this snippet.
What I find interesting is that this report gives some pro-indie and some pro-traditional information. Keep in mind that all the below stats have to do with ebooks and not the entire book market.
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A Writer’s Path is now on Facebook!
I know, I know. I should have done this a while ago. Well, here it is! I’ve highly preferred Twitter over Facebook when it comes to social media, but it’s time to spread my wings and venture into the world of blue thumbs and buttons of liking.
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I found an interesting tidbit that I thought would be a great addition to the Writer’s Toolbox. I put it at the bottom of the “General Writing” category.
I’m always on the lookout for neat links to contribute to the Writer’s Toolbox (and if any of you spot something worthy of the list, certainly let me know) to help us all keep the words flowing.
Continue reading New Addition to the Writer’s Toolbox!
Have you ever felt that you’re the only one in the entire world who likes your book? You’re not alone. These bestsellers might also have wondered that after so many rejections.
Continue reading 15 Bestselling Authors Who Overcame Rejection