50 Words to NEVER Use Instead of Said plus 240 Words to Use

words toreplace said

Yes, there really are 50 words writers use all the time instead of said. Words that should never be used to replace said. This common mistake by new writers, need not be a mistake you make. Find out what these words are and why you should never use them.   Writing effective, compelling dialog is Read More »

A Simple Guide to 55 Common Literary Devices

55 literary devices

           Learning literary devices is crucial for any writer who wants to be great. Professional writers use unique words.  This is a list of some of the more common terms and literary devices along with what they mean.   It took us a while to learn the proper vocabulary used by Read More »

How to Choose a Point-of-View for your Story

choose a point of view for your story

Choosing a point-of-view can be tricky. We hope this post will unlock the secrets. We wish someone had explained point of view to us, in the beginning. When John first started writing, we did what most writers do; we wrote in first-person. It was John’s story and he wanted to tell it in his own voice. Our Read More »

Write Unforgettable Villains (The Formula)

An unforgettable villain is an absolute necessity for a insanely popular novel. The stronger your villain the more powerful your story. Do you want to write an insanely popular novel? Then this post is for you. We all know, every great story requires conflict. Villains are a fantastic catalyst for conflict. So you should put Read More »

How to Start a Creative Writing Journal

Keep a Creative Writing Journal

If you have dreamed of being a writer, this is a quick way to get  started. Creative writing allows you to express your own unique thoughts, feelings, and emotions. Think of your writing journal as thinking on paper. Creative Writing can be fun and immensely satisfying. It can also be  difficult and challenging at times. Read More »