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Keys to Writing a Successful Romance Series
Per the Romance Writers of America, every romance story must end with a "Happily Ever After" in order to be considered true romance. New York Times bestselling romance...
Elements of a Fairytale Retelling
A fairytale retelling, also called a "fractured fairytale", means taking a myth, legend, fairytale or children's story, and telling it in a new way. Per young adult...
Creating Marvelous Magic Systems: The 7-Stage Process for Writers
Magic can fit into nearly any fiction genre while making your story more unique and, well, YOU! So, if you're interested in adding magic to your story and your world...
Structure, Structure, Structure: How Mastering Story Structure Can Help You Write Faster, Avoid Writer's Block, and Make Your Writing Look Pro
What separates good novels from bad? What turns a page-turner into a snoozer? What turns your protagonist from someone readers deeply care about to someone they couldn...
Derek Taylor Kent
The Different Levels of "Hooks" in a Story to Keep Readers Engaged
Many writers hear the term "hook" in regards to grabbing reader attention and keeping them turning the pages. Author and editor Troy Lambert believes writers need to...
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