The Real Beginning

Having just wrote a prologue for the first book in The Meer series, I am writing only from personal experience. I have never stumbled across (yet) any advice for authors specifically on how to write a prologue.  That’s why I decided to write this article on prologues. If you want to include a prologue in…

Keep Calm and Read A Book, Why Don’t ‘Ya?

One piece of advice that I’ve come across in almost every ‘How To Write A Novel’ esque book is this: read! The more you read the better you will become at writing, whether it’s fiction, nonfiction, or a blog/website like mine. Of course, most specifically recommend that if you are writing a romance that you…

Research- It’s Not Just For English Papers

Now that you have at least thought about your basic plot arc and your basic character arc it’s time for something that may not be as creative or enjoyable: researching. Every time you write something you always want to aim for making the impossible feel real to readers. But even as fiction writers we have…

Your Over-Arcing Plot

After you’ve come up with your premise it’s time to start thinking about your plot. What’s going to happen in your story? Since it’s only the very beginning and you’ve just started writing, you don’t have to go in depth just yet. Just think about it, maybe jot down a few ideas. If you want…

Perfecting The Basic Character Arc

Once you have settled on a premise (and possibly the basics of your plot structure/arc) you should start thinking about what your main character’s arc is going to be. Essentially, you are answering the question: where was the main character both internally and externally at the beginning of the story and where does he/she end…

Spark Your Fire With A Premise

Every story begins with a premise, even if it’s not specifically put into words. The premise of a story is the very basic idea or topic that you start off with. It’s the very general answer to the ‘What’s your story about?’ question. This should be the first thing you come up with when you…

Fiction

Fiction is another word for lie. It is an untruth, yet we can learn so many truths about ourselves from reading fiction. Fiction allows us to experience things that we may never otherwise experience. Fantasy worlds where dragons exist and romances where love bends the fabric of reality itself. But fiction also allows us to…