“When asked the elements of a story arc, some would simply answer, ‘The beginning, middle, and end.’ They would be correct. Within those larger sections, however, are smaller components that are critical to the success of the story …”
“Commas can be some of the most confusing punctuation to work with. In this article, we’re going to cover some of the rules as painlessly as possible!”
“The fact that no book will appeal to every single person is actually good news, it gives an author the chance to target a specific audience.”
“Sometimes, the ideas that stick with readers the most are the simplest. That doesn’t mean authors should dumb down their writing; it just means they should consider using fewer words, breaking apart complex sentences, and/or setting down the thesaurus once in a while.
When your words flow in a more conversational way, your readers will thank you for it.”
“If you’ve ever slogged through a complicated novel, reading and rereading sentences while trying to get a grip on the author’s message, then you already know how readability can affect your reading experience.”
“Some books creep along, sleepy and slow; others are page-turners, flying fast and furious. It’s important to understand the pacing of your book or novel.”
“The right opening sentence will keep readers reading—but only to a point. When it’s written well, readers make an immediate decision to come along.”