How to Develop Your Writing Structure

Connie PowellImproving your Writing

writing structure

Full article with thanks to: A novelist, you must handle elemental fictional elements – character, plot and setting – with artistry and polish. Your prose style must be engaging, your scenes energizing, your writing vivid. None of that can work without structure, however. Peter Behrens, the author of Carry Me, puts it this way: “Be aware that novels tend to be … Read More

The Ins and Outs of Short Story Writing

Connie PowellImproving your Writing

short story writing advice

Full article with thanks to: If writing a novel feels too daunting, start with writing a short story! Writing short fiction allows you to test out your story ideas and develop your own creative writing style while having a clear endpoint in sight. It’s not necessarily easier to write a great short story than it is to write a book, but working on … Read More

10 Tips To Improve Your Comedy Writing

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Ten Tips To Improve Your Comedy Writing

Full article with thanks to: Humour is a device that can be used in many writing genres. Whether you’re a freelance writer for magazines, a blogger, or a fiction writer, knowing how to write funny prose and make people laugh out loud is a great skill to have. You don’t have to do stand-up comedy or be a sitcom … Read More

First-time Authors: Writing Tips from Experts

Connie PowellImproving your Writing

Writing advice from experts

Full article with thanks to: Writing and publishing your debut novel can take three months or 30 years. In this roundtable discussion, five very different breakout authors share what they’ve learned about how to position yourself for success. Here are something most published pros know well: In this business, there are no absolutes. There is no fixed path, no … Read More