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Watch my Quick Tip video on how to integrate backstory to balance your narrative. ⬇︎ Balancing Backstory with Your Narrative Backstory Balance:  Writing […]
Finances for authors. It’s not the most appealing topic for people who spend their time with words…but wherever you are on your writing path, it’s never too early to start thinking about how to tackle your financial life as an author. Managing your expenses, especially in relation to current and/or future profits--or even just knowing what you are spending--is pretty important. Here are 7 tips to help you.
Scroll to the bottom for links to my chat with author Kathrine Ramsland on the latest Podcast episode or to watch it on […]
How to Research and Write Historical Mysteries Learning how to research and write historical mysteries is key if you want to create an […]
If you’re a YouTube fan, check out the WriterSpark Academy YouTube channel and subscribe! You’ll find writing tips and author interviews about the […]
Learning about creating systems for your book-writing business is one of the most important things you can do for time-management. And, if you’re […]
Writing excellent back cover copy doesn’t happen by accident. Using a formula of sorts can help you. There are five parts to really […]
Listen while you read! Creating compelling characters is, in great part, contingent on how those characters engage with the plot. Do things happen […]
Outlining while Still Writing by the Seat of your Pants Outlining (or plotting) seems opposite of writing by the seat of your pants. […]
When it comes to plotting, most writers will usually say they are predominantly either Outliners (Plotters) or Pantsers. Whichever camp you fall into, […]