Here's a list of 7 books that have influenced my writing in terms of voice and tone, and have taught me how use the setting as a major character, the plot as a dreamy wonderland, and the characters as beautiful creatures that are so flawed, they're perfect.
These channels are done by those in the publishing industry, including authors and editors. They gift their wisdom and knowledge and I've found more than one video to be helpful in navigating the publishing world.
Make your setting a character.
Becoming a bestseller would be many an author's greatest fantasy. But, is there a formula?
"...there are only two things you must do with your first fifty pages...
The beast bit me and I sat down to start a gothic novel. I started about a week ago, and I'm about 19 chapters, and 92 pages in. Needless to say, I've been swallowed by the premise and I feel as if, if I were the reader, not the writer, I'd read this book. And … Continue reading Finally – I’m writing a gothic novel!
To be a good writer, you need "arts & culture." Staying within the confines of what you know or are used to will make you a stale person, and, by default, a stale writer. Being exposed to flavors and style will open your mind and creativity to so much out there, and honestly, will likely … Continue reading Don’t be stale – be “cultured”
Adding emotion to stories can be one of the more difficult aspects of writing. Sure, a writer knows what their characters are feeling, but can they make a reader *feel* the characters' emotions?
Here's a list of great online writing courses, some free, to improve your creative writing skills.
Writing a book is hard but that doesn't mean you can't use a little helps from apps.