First person POV can be used to great effect to knock down the third wall between audience and narrator/character, but it can also become quite tiresome, overwrought, and, well, boring.
Narration may be the bread and butter of writing (see previous post on narration and description in Show, Don’t Tell), but description is the sprinkles
Ah, the single most oversaturated piece of writing that’s ever been spoke.
The hardest thing about writing a book is actually writing the thing.
One of the first things you need to know about writing a novel is how long it’s going to be. You can use conventions as a general guide (for instance, romance is anywhere from 50,000-90,000 words long, and YA is about the same). But you need to know how many words your book is going to be so that you can plan it accordingly.
You’ve probably heard a lot of people say various things about what your book needs to keep people invested. Things like, “write dynamic characters,” “have
Starting a book is often the hardest part for me (aside from the long slog of actually writing the thing). I might have a host
Ways I get inspiration One of the things that I hear a lot of authors talking about is that they have trouble finding inspiration. They
Even though mental illness is prevalent in most of our lives, it is often stigmatised and misunderstood in the wider social sphere. It is often
Here’s a thing I discovered about myself the other day: when I’m really invested in something I’m reading, especially when I’m reading an action sequence,