Five Tips To Jumpstart A Stalled Story

Does this sound familiar? You’ve had a great idea for a story for what seems like months. It’s your best yet and you have a feeling this one’s going to be the manuscript that gets you published. You sit down, you begin to write and write, but then something happens....

Writing a Continuing Series

Hunger Games, Twilight, Harry Potter… What do all these books have in common besides being major bestsellers? They’re all part of a continuing series. I probably don’t have to tell you that series books are popular with readers but what you might not know is they’re...

5 Tips to Make Your Writing Stronger

No matter how long we’ve been writing, every author should strive to make themselves a better, stronger writer than they were the day before. This month I have five tips for helping you do just that. Was, Thought, Felt Are any of the above three words in your story?...

Putting a New Twist On Old Plotlines

  Have you ever wondered how many manuscripts hit an editor’s desk each day? I once worked for a small publisher and I know it was at least ten so I can only imagine the deluge publishers like Harlequin deal with every week. What has this got to do with this month’s...

How to Write Dazzling Dialogue All the Time

  Dialogue can make or break a story so if you struggle to put the perfect words into your characters’ mouths, the focus of this month’s Writer’s Room is just for you. So what exactly does dialogue do for a story? I like to think of it as somewhat of its workhorse. It...

The Five Elements of Every Good Romance Story

February, the month of love, and you might also be thinking about penning your first romance story. Every genre has its own requirements and romance isn’t an exception. It took me many years of trial and error to get the whole romance writing thing down to an art....

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