How to Write an Irresistible Love Triangle


Ah, the love triangle. For the romantically inclined, is there anything more enticing, more gut-wrenching? The passion, the torn desires, the often vastly different futures – it’s simply too much! *back of hand to forehead in fainting gesture!* Okay, I’ll stop. But in all seriousness, a well-written triangle can have your readers not only emotionally […]

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How to Construct Gripping Fight Scenes


Like a lot of my how to pieces here, this one came from my own developing of a fight scene. I used to be really good at writing them as a teenager. I used short, choppy and frequently fragmented sentences to develop the abrupt feel of a fight, choosing active words and keeping dialogue and […]

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A Writer’s Tips and Tricks


We see them all the time, plastered across Google searches and in our magazine subscriptions. Heck, there are probably more of these than there are actual writers out there. Yup, I’m talking about writing related tutorials, tips and tricks articles. The simple truth about searching for tips and tricks is that in reality, you can […]

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How to Write Grieving Characters


Putting grief into words is futile. And trying to do so would bankrupt the vocabulary of all languages. -Mark Twain Grief is a heavy and relatively ever-present part of life. Just as surely as we are born, we have to die too. While it’s true you and I, by virtue of sitting here, are still […]

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Do’s and Don’t of Writing Royalty


Over the past couple of weeks I’ve been working primarily on two WIPs, one of which is my never complete novel following a high queen through murder, plotting, war, love and lust. And it’s been an interesting journey, trying to decide how my main girl Xoe is going to think and behave. She’d bounced between […]

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