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Five problems you may be having with your novel critique process and how to fix them

By Anna Wahler Finishing a draft of your novel is an amazing step forward. You can now count yourself among the people that not only talk about writing, but really write. However, the next steps that await aren’t downhill yet. Read more…


Four Ways Reading Can Make You a Better Writer

by Anna Wahler You know what writers love to talk about? How little time they have to write. I already wrote this post about small ways in which you can work writing into your schedule, but since the problem never Read more…


Four Tips on how to Stay Organized while Drafting your Fiction

By Anna Wahler Writing a novel or long piece of fiction can involve many drafts, and with it many notes that can easily become overwhelming. I like to organize my notes in good old-fashioned paper-bound notebooks, and through some trial Read more…


Five Speedy Ways to Brainstorm When You’ve Got Writer’s Block

by Amanda Mae Downey   If you’re a writer, then you know the struggle of getting caught in a creative headlock. Being in the throes of creativity is what we all dream of, but it’s clear that nobody wants to Read more…


Three Essential Steps to Creating Character-Driven Stories

by Anna Wahler   Fiction has the freedom to be so many different things. Tight-paced and action-driven. Convoluted and full of mysteries. Or introspective and driven by characters. Character-driven stories have always been dear to my heart, both in terms Read more…


Four Great Ways to Incorporate Writing into a Busy Schedule

By Anna Wahler If you’re not lucky enough to have writing as a full-time job, or as a practice you can devote all your time and energy to, it probably goes without saying that the world is conspiring against us. Read more…


How to Fill out an Exceptional Character Profile for Historical Fiction

By Anna Wahler A few weeks ago I made a post about how to get a little more in depth with character profiles. If you’re still on a roll with boosting your characters’ potential, then keep reading. If you haven’t Read more…


Four Tips for Making the Most out of Character Profiles

by Anna Wahler For many writers, it’s not the settings or plots that make writing captivating, but the chance to create fascinating and diverse characters that live lives we could only dream of. But when it comes time to create Read more…


Five Creative ways to Make Progress During Writer’s Block

Writer's block

By Anna Wahler Maybe the following scenario sounds familiar. You’ve reached a standstill with your current manuscript and nothing seems to alleviate your writer’s block. You’re staring at a blinking cursor, knowing that your goals aren’t being met, and your Read more…


Five Ways to put a Creative New Twist on an Old Story

By Anna Wahler So you’ve found an amazing time period and setting for your next project. But what if lots of other writers have found that topic just as engaging as you do? While writing about a popular time and Read more…