By Helena Halme If you are a romance writer like me, being able to write sizzling first love scenes is a must. Depending on the sub-genre of your story, these romantic encounters should be gripping, sexy or heartfelt–or all three! The first meeting between your two...
by Amy Evans Narrative voice and story content are intricately bound together, and the two must be compatible for your novel to work. There are a host of reasons that lead authors astray with narrative voice, such as lack of research or an inappropriate choice for...
By Anne Allen Awarded Silver in the 2012 Wishing Shelf Book Awards I did not plan to be an historical fiction writer, it has sort of crept up on me over the past seven years, since publishing the first novel, Dangerous Waters, in The Guernsey Novels series....
For those who stay tuned into our newsletter, you will have noticed that we include a discussion prompt each month. Last month, KWL authors shared their insights on character development and this month we received solid reflections on dialogue writing. Approach...
Have you ever considered telling a story in multiple points of view? As a writer of many a lit study guide, and as a book lover, I offer these thoughts on how your story could benefit from multiple POVs in general. For a more in-depth look at the different types of...
By Jeroen van Mastbergen and Goltan Varashk Dutch author Jeroen van Mastbergen enlisted the help of translator Goltan Varashk to translate his Young Adult title, The Future is Ruled By Smarty Pants, in English. Here they tell us about the process of working...
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