How metaphors work in storytelling, and how they add impact to your story.
Every scene needs sensory details. Sight, sound, smell, touch, and taste are opportunities to get your reader to care about your characters.
Clues, Evidence, and red herrings in a mystery explained. Learn the difference to use them well in your novel.
Discover two craft elements that help your readers enjoy your book. Readability provides clarity to even the deepest subject and short paragraphs guide their eyes down the page.
A story idea isn’t a novel yet. Steps to flesh out your idea into a solid novel plan.
Supporting characters enlarge your story, provide insight into the protagonist, and engage readers. Learn how to create and keep track of your supporting characters.
Your author voice connects your reader to your story through vocabulary, syntax, tone, and point of view that make your phrases, sentences, and paragraphs flow.
Four elements to help you control narrative pacing in your novel — language, conflict, stakes, alternating scenes.
Control information for your reader. Be intentional about organizing how and when clues, information, and contradictory information appear,
Tips to master your story’s beginning. Character, setting, voice, action, and the first sentence all work together to draw your reader into your story.