Writing Prompts for NaNoWriMo

November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) and writers the world over and sweating nervously and pacing about, trying to come up with the perfect idea for a story or…

How to Write Horror

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There's nothing like a good horror story to really chill your blood. But, these tales don't just crawl out of the primordial ooze fully formed. No, they have to be…

NaNoWriMo: Writing Genres

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In today's list, we're going to look a bit more closely at different genres. After all, while books generally operate under the same basic rules, you'll want to take a…

NaNoWriMo: Plot and Conflict

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So, you got your idea, you got your characters and dialogue, but the story still feels flat. What do you do now? Well, you have to increase the conflict! These…

NaNoWriMo: Start Your Story!

It's NaNoWriMo! That glorious time of year when we sit down with pen and paper, and challenge ourselves to write 50,000 words in one month! To help you along to…

NaNoWriMo: Characters & Dialogue

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My favorite part of any book is the characters. I love following these people around, crawling into their lives, learning about what makes them tick. Subtle gestures, choice of words,…

NaNoWriMo: Getting Started

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November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) and scores of authors are prepping to write their masterpiece (or at least, 50,000 words of it!) over the course of the month.…