Writers need writers. It’s true. We need like-minded wordsmiths to keep us engaged and encouraged. And we need multiple sets of eyes on our manuscripts to catch grammatical errors, typos, and holes in our stories. We could pay agents to be our cheerleaders and editors to ensure the soundness of our work. But why should… Continue reading How to start a critique group | Jill K Willis
Image by Lorri Lang from Pixabay Every writer’s journey is as unique as the writer itself. And while our paths may look different, there are a few universal stops along the way. I call these the 3 C’s of the Writing Journey. Craft We must study the craft of writing, especially as beginners. Natural talent… Continue reading 3 C’s of the Writing Journey | Hope Welborn
Do you delve into research, dipping one toe at a time as you write? Or do you dive headfirst before you write word one? Whether you write contemporary or historical fiction, you will need to do research. Otherwise, you could find yourself fifty-thousand words into a manuscript and discover you've written your characters into a… Continue reading Researching Research | Ane Mulligan
If you are in the center of God’s will, and if your writing is guided by him, then let the Lord carry the burden of how much fruit is produced.
Good research skills are essential to writing believable fiction. Here is one approach to gathering the details your story needs.