Learn from author CS Marks how to create characters that your readers will love.
A sub-plot is an important tool for adding depth to any novel. In this article you'll learn about the relationship between a sub-plot and a main plot and how to come up with ideas for sub-plots.
Join this monthly session with Dr. William Donahue, Ph.D. to learn effective story telling techniques. Dr. Donahue's experience in the marketplace and in non-profit environments makes him uniquely gifted to coach and equip leaders in three key areas: Leadership Development, Organizational Clarity & Transformational Community. He is also a best-selling author of ""Leading Life-changing Small Groups"" and several other books.
Have a story you want to tell but a novel is just too daunting? What about a short story? It starts with an idea—that grows a little bit; a beginning, a middle, an end. Get to the point and stay there. Maybe it’s your way to tell a story.
Author Beth Albright describes her journey of writing and publishing her first book, which garnered a 3 book deal from Harlequin Mira. Beth also tells us how her characters gave her the idea for the story and plot and how attending the San Francisco Writers Conference helped her find an agent and the editor who bought her books.
The art of telling a compelling story that not only sucks in your audience, but at the same time creates a three dimensional world in which your characters can truly come to life is the sign of a great writer. In this article we'll share some of the primary reasons it is crucial your main character spend most of the novel working toward something and failing to achieve it.
Author Peggy Kelsey shares how her book came to be and why it was so important to her to tell the story and experiences of a group of Afghanistan women. It's a great reminder about no matter how different we all are, we all share the human experience… and we all have stories worth telling. If you need inspiration or a reminder to write what you care about, you'll want to see this interview.
Bestselling author Liza Palmer tells us why she thinks short stories are a useful tool for writers. They help us focus, explore how to tell a story, find a voice, and more.
Screenwriter and bestselling author Pamela Ribon, shares her experiences with developing effective characters (and how it might make you crazy to do it).
Author Jon Land shares his approach to competing with the vast amount of media and content outlets so that his books and stories can stand out in a crowded space.
Liza Palmer, bestselling author of More Like Her, A Field Guide for Burying Your Parents, tells us how writing short stories helped to build her confidence as a novelist.