Novelettes, Novellas and Novels, What is the Difference?

Writing a novel can be daunting, especially for someone attempting their first draft of their very first narrative.  Many first- time writers have a misconception that the longer the book the better and become despondent when their narrative does not quite fit the length they had set their sights on. Many resort to adding anContinue reading “Novelettes, Novellas and Novels, What is the Difference?”

Getting into the Mood

Often confused, but quite different, both mood and tone are important tools in an author’s arsenal. They provide a platform from which a writer can evoke an emotional response from the reader.  What is the difference between mood and tone? The tone is not aimed at the reader but is instead the narrator’s attitude toContinue reading “Getting into the Mood”

Character Development in Novels

Welcome back. So far we have journeyed through the joys of world-building and plotting and continued with the creation of magic systems. Today, I will discuss one of my favorite parts of writing, creating characters and character development.  Think about your favorite books. What is it that drew you to them and cemented them inContinue reading “Character Development in Novels”

Accepting criticism and Beta Readers.

Beta readers. Those wonderful people that we love and dislike immensely in equal measure. Let’s face it, there comes a point where you have seen your work so much that you have become cross-eyed. You know it so well that you gloss over large swathes of text, briefly, simply fact- checking. You need new setsContinue reading “Accepting criticism and Beta Readers.”

Traditional Publishing vs Indie Publishing, which is for you?

So you have written a book, now what? You want to get published, but what route do you take, traditional publishing or indie/ self publishing? Let’s begin with traditional publishing. A lot has changed in the traditional publishing realm and yet there is much that has stayed the same. It is true, getting published byContinue reading “Traditional Publishing vs Indie Publishing, which is for you?”