For those who struggle to write compelling dialogue that sounds like actual people talking, this one’s for you! We got some of the best tips to help you out.
A How-To Guide for Structuring Dialogue
Structuring dialogue can be anxiety-inducing when you try to remember all the rules—and there a quite a few. Don’t worry we’ll help walk you through it.
Em Dashes vs. En Dashes: How to Use Each
Some authors just avoid dashes. We get it. The truth is the difference between em dashes vs. en dashes is very clear and concise. Let me show you the rules.
How to use a semicolon correctly in your story
How the heck do you use a semicolon? It’s not quite a comma or a period, so what are you supposed to do with it? Let us help you out with that one. Here we go!
Grammar Rules for Colons: How to avoid misuse
What are the rules for colons? How do you know when to substitute for something else? There are so many options for these two little dots. Let’s explore a few.
Comma rules and how to not break them
Commas clarify. But if used incorrectly, they just add confusion. Like all grammar rules, sometimes comma rules can be broken. Let’s get into the basics.
How to format a book: turning words into a product
If you’re new to publishing, then figuring out how to format a book can be incredibly intimidating. It’s also probably the thing you forget about until you’re done writing, and then you realize that you have to, you know, actually turn it into a book. Formatting involves a ton of tiny decisions that can be…
Why accepting writing feedback makes your book stronger
Have you ever received book feedback that maybe wasn’t your favorite? You don’t have to take it all, but you don’t want to discount every critique. Here’s why.
What’s an Ideal Reader and how to find them
Ah, the elusive Ideal Reader. I have heard tales of such a creature. What is an Ideal Reader and how do you find them? Let’s take a look at some tricks.
How to diagnose a scene to end writer’s block
Sometimes writer’s block isn’t about what’s in front of you. Sometimes, it’s what’s already written, holding you back. Let’s diagnose a scene.