Feedback for writers is one of the most important tools needed to get from first draft to polished, submission-ready manuscript.
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?
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.
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.
Because dialogue is an essential element of any book, it’s worthwhile to take a specific look at writing great middle grade dialogue.
Let’s look at the complex middle grade characters who aren’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.
Those who enter writing contests are optimistic by their very nature but contests are about more than winning.
Discover how connecting to learn with others can make a huge difference in your writing skills.
What can you hope to gain by entering a writing contest? IFW Instructor and contest judge Lynn Smith shares why entering a contest can improve your work.
Don’t be a stagnant writer. No matter where you are at in the journey, you still have places to go and things to learn.
Writing classes have considerable value for a writer, but there are things you can do to help the writing class do the most for you. Let’s look at four ways to make the most of writing classes.
IFW Instructor Kris Franklin illustrates how to build more tension in your story by showing and not telling.
Whatever your writing journey entails, it always includes learning. To write is to learn. And every piece of writing you do will teach you something if you let it.
Karen Hammond offers tips and tricks for getting back in the swing of attending writing conferences.
Contest: First Pages Novel Contest | 2nd Place
February 11, 2017
Contest: Holiday Story Contest 2016 | 5th Place
Skinny Bones and Catrina
April 1, 2017
Contest: The Holiday Picture Book Contest | 3rd Place
The Valentine’s Bully
April 15, 2017