Writing advice by topic


Turning your vague idea into a story concept

Creating a 3 act structure from scratch (pt 1) | (pt 2)

Outline -> Scenes – how to convert / flesh out your outline into scenes

My characters have hijacked my plot – tips for preparing an outline you can stick to

Style / POV / Voice

What is POV and Voice?

For a series of posts that collect and compare examples of common and less common POVs and styles in fantasy writing, and discuss their advantages and disadvantages, see:

POV and Voice in Classic Fantasy

POV and Voice in YA Fantasy

Strong ‘Voice’ in YA fantasy


7 questions guaranteed to improve your opening chapter

Tash McAdam on killer verbs, Buffy, and RPGs as literary bootcamp – writing action for thrillers

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