A few years ago, I went to a conference all about the writing and publishing world. There, an editor from a big publisher gave a talk about how editors are looking for “voicey” novels. But what exactly is voice? And how can you develop a unique voice for your character? Part 1: Defining voice Your … Continue reading How to develop your character’s voice
Writing a novel is hard. From character development to worldbuilding to trying to keep all of your subplots straight, there is a lot that goes into writing a novel, especially for beginners. When I was first starting out as a writer, I made a lot of mistakes, and I struggled for years to even finish … Continue reading 8 Keys to Writing Spectacular Stories
And if you want your book to become somebody’s favorite novel, you need to master the art of weaving together internal and external conflict.
Like many people my age, I grew up on the Harry Potter books. I remember curling up beneath the covers, flashlight in hand, and staying up way too late reading about Harry's adventures at Hogwarts. I remember waiting anxiously for the next book in the series to be released, spending the intervening time decorating my … Continue reading 8 reasons Luna Lovegood is the best Harry Potter character