The Importance of Sentence Parallelism

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


Sometimes it’s “Me” and Not “I”

Perhaps you recall asking your mom something like, "Could you make a snack for Jim and me?" and she corrected you by…


My Pre-Editing Checklist

Before I edit anything, I make sure I've performed these four habits.


How to Build Your Novel’s Magic System

If you have specific rules for how magic works in your world, you can do some pretty fun things with it.


How to Pitch Your Book in 280 Characters or Less

Five examples of well-written pitches and five things I look for in a Twitter pitch.


5 Unique Magic Systems to Inspire Your Own

Whether magic has detailed rules or its source is a mystery, the way it impacts the world is fascinating to explore.


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…


5 Book Genre Trends We Predict for 2019

While we are not practiced at divination, below are some trends we think could pop up in 2019 and would love to see in…


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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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