5 Tips for Writing an Unlikeable Protagonist (According to Final Space)

How do you make an unlikeable protagonist likeable? Just ask Gary Goodspeed.


7 Books to Improve Writing Techniques and Craft

Here are seven resources to improve your skills, written by authors who are fantastic at teaching the craft.


5 Mistakes that Kill Your First Chapter

If you find agents and editors are not asking to look further than your first chapter, check it for these issues.


The Importance of Sentence Parallelism

Use this one neat trick to restore balance to your sentences.


5 Story Tropes We’re Ready to Leave Behind

It's not that these story ideas are bad. They've just been done before, and we frequently see pitches featuring these…


3 Writing Podcasts to Motivate You

Here are some of our favourite podcasts that can encourage you, give you insight into authorship, and help you…


The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Writing Dialogue

One of the reasons dialogue writing is tricky? It's not written like normal speech.


How to Write a Gripping First Sentence

Not everyone can be J.R.R. Tolkien with "In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit," after all.


The Goal Every Writer Should Have in 2019

This may require some reflection on the content you've produced in the past year and accepting constructive criticism…


Why You Should Have an Elevator Pitch Ready

It's tempting to hum and haw and mumble a mediocre response when someone asks you what your book's about.


Show and Tell According to Harry Potter

What does "Show, don't tell" even mean? How can we learn from authors who are pros at writing sensory imagery?


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Publishing is a business; writing is an art. Sometimes they work together, and sometimes they don't. But not being published doesn't invalidate the act of creativity. So, writers, remember: publishing is not a metric for the worth of your art, or the time you spent creating it.

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