Five Straightforward Ways to Create Stronger Characters

If your story doesn’t have strong, compelling characters … no-one’s going to want to read it. That might sound harsh. But however intricate your plotting or however exotic your setting, if your characters are flat and uninteresting, there’s nothing for the...

Why Repetition Can Be Powerful … and How to Get it Right

Is it ever okay to repeat the same word or phrase in your writing? Unintentional repetition is something that authors are (quite rightly) warned to watch out for, particularly in fiction. Intentional repetition, however, is a powerful tool: it can be used to make your...