How Outlining Can Bring Out Voice
Editor Gabriela Lessa explains how to use outlining to generate a strong voice for your characters.
How to Tell If Back Story Is Sabotaging Your Novel
Most novels have some amount of back story—because they rarely start from the beginning of a character’s life. However, writers tend to misuse it or include too much.
Sow Your Characters’ Emotions in Early
In a thought-provoking post over at Glimmer Train, Josh Weil talks about Chekhov's rule: If you bring a gun into the story,