How do you handle character transformation in series books where readers fall in love with characters and expect to meet those same people, sometimes exactly the same people, book after book?
Grab a 3-ring binder and start creating a series bible with bestselling author Jamie K. Schmidt.
Each book in a series must somehow orient the reader to what is going on in the series overall and the specific book in hand. Today, we look at three ways to orient your reader.
Trade publishing recognizes a simple truth: when selling a series to individual readers, the first book gets the most readers. Jan Fields shares tips for increasing your series odds.
There’s a lot to consider when planning a series, author Jamie K. Schmidt shares her tips for planning your next successful book series.
All series books have a basic premise, something that links the books through time. Today we talk about how a good premise is interesting but also has repeatability.
When planning a book series, it’s important to create characters that can sustain a story and still be likable throughout many books. Let’s talk about characters that can go the distance.
The Muse wonâ€™t always turn up, but she is much more likely to put in an appearance if you put in the effort. Here’s how to attract and hold her attention.
Life is settling into the new normal, which is different from the old normal and not without extra dollops of stress. With this new normal, we need to take a new look at time management for writers if we want to get back to writing.
Because dialogue is an essential element of any book, it’s worthwhile to take a specific look at writing great middle grade dialogue.
The support and energy of group writing can often spur writers to accomplish more than when writing on their own.
Let’s look at the complex middle grade characters who arenâ€™t really likable, and how they can play a part in grabbing the reader and holding on.
Middle grade books are seeing an awakening in the publishing world. What you need to know when writing for middle grade.
IFW Instructor Kristin Wolden Nitz shares the secrets for how to write a novel in only 15 minutes a day.
Many writers do not make a living solely from writing income. Those who do often build their writing income from a variety of sources. Let’s talk about your side hustle.
Careful recordkeeping for writers helps cut time when it comes to filing taxes, and helps you make better use of your time by knowing what is working and what is not.
Author Jamie K. Schmidt explores opportunities for writers to get some extra cash in their bank account through passive income streams.
For many writers seeking steady money for their writing skill, work for hire offers opportunities that are often easier to break into than traditional publishing.
Author Jamie K. Schmidt encourages us to consider audio books when looking for ways for making money as a writer.
Professional writers take on extra challenges, and often face extra limitations as well. So the decision to write for money is best made after careful consideration of what you’ll gain and what you may give up.