If you plan on traditionally publishing your novel, you will need several other materials in addition to your novel when starting to query. One of those items is a synopsis. What exactly is a synopsis, why is it an important marketing item, and how can you make yours the best it can be? Let’s dive in!
Microfiction, also known as flash fiction, is a (really) short story that still offers the same character and plot development as longer pieces of fiction. While a challenge, writing microfiction can be a useful tool to help writers of every genre craft their skill in a number of different ways.
We’re very excited to feature Marco Rafalà, the author of “How Fires End,” which is reviewed as “a moving depiction of multigenerational loss and love, grief and gratitude, heartbreak and hope” by Kirkus Reviews.
Jessica didn’t realize that writing a novel was more complicated than it looked, and she shares crucial lessons she learned through the process of failing to produce one.
This is where alpha readers come to the rescue! Alpha readers are the wonderful humans you are willing to trust your newborn book baby with. They’re a set of fresh eyes who can help you navigate the rough terrain of your manuscript and identify what areas need work.
Congratulations to Cheyenne Smith on their submission to our October “spooky microfiction” contest! We hope you enjoy their submission as much as we did. If ….
Setting is not just a place in which characters are pinned down to keep them from floating off into the ether. And writing setting should not be a static description of the characters’ surroundings. If you want your setting to help forward the plot, reveal character, convey mood, or any number of other narrative functions it can perform, you need to activate it. Here are some ideas that will keep your setting from amounting to mere backdrop or scenery.
Congratulations to Lesley Lopez on their submission to our August first page contest! We hope you enjoy their submission as much as we did. If ….