How to Write Faster: Twelve Tips to Get More Words Down

How to Write Faster: Twelve Tips to Get More Words Down

How to Write Faster: Twelve Tips to Get More Words Down Whether you’re a freelancer, a novelist, a student, or even someone writing as part of a day job, then chances are, you want to write faster. Some writers are naturally faster than others – and some genres and...
How Long is a Novel … and How Long Should YOUR Novel Be?

How Long is a Novel … and How Long Should YOUR Novel Be?

How Long is a Novel … and How Long Should YOUR Novel Be? For some writers, the question “how long should a novel be?” sounds a bit like “how long is a piece of string?” They feel that their novel should be long enough to get the job done – even if that means it...
Seven Habits of Serious Writers to Help You Go Further

Seven Habits of Serious Writers to Help You Go Further

Seven Habits of Serious Writers to Help You Go Further This post was first published in January 2011 and updated in April 2021. With thanks to Michael Pollock for the article suggestion. I’ve been writing, on and off, since my early teens – but it wasn’t...
How to Write Stronger Scenes: Add More Depth and Detail

How to Write Stronger Scenes: Add More Depth and Detail

How to Write Stronger Scenes: Add More Depth and Detail All stories are, at one level, a collection of scenes. It can be tough to get scenes right. Maybe the action and surroundings were so vivid in your head, but they just haven’t translated well to the page. We’re...

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