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Building Picture-Book Characters: 5 Elements You Need to Know

Writing Picture Books Revised and Expanded Edition Picture books may be simpler than adult fiction in some ways, but one aspect that requires an equal amount of time and care is character development. Just as in fantasy or mystery or romanc...

Using Literary Techniques in Narrative Journalism

“There is no more fiction or nonfiction, only narrative.”—E. L. Doctorow Jon Franklin’s “Mrs. Kelly’s Monster” An inventive and enterprising writer, Jon Franklin won the inaugural Pulitzer Prize in Feature Writing for his arti...

Top 25 Gifts For Valentine’s Day

It’s almost that time of year again! Once a year, our corporate overlords decree that we must quantify our romantic love for each other via commerce! Seriously though, we all like to get gifts. Valentine’s Day is as good an excuse as an...

Jaleigh Johnson: Improving Your Writing With Dungeons & Dragons

For New York Times-bestselling fantasy novelist Jaleigh Johnson—author of The Mark of the Dragonfly, The Secrets of Solace and 2018’s The Door to the Lost, among others—Dungeons & Dragons (D&D) is more than just a role-pla...

7 Ways to Defend Yourself from Writing Coach Scams

Industry experts and legitimate writing coaches provide advice on how to spot writing coach scams and shield yourself accordingly. The profession of “writing coach” has come under recent scrutiny. The outcry follows a July 2018 article ...

The Tragical Mystery Book Tour (Part 4)

At the risk of too much of a good thing being a bad thing, here is one last installment in author and New Yorker cartoonist Bob Eckstein’s book tour. Read Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3.  December 10th, New York City, Upper East Side, Barn...

7 Tips for a Successful Relationship with Your Book Cover Designer

by Savannah C at Reedsy A picture may be worth a thousand words — but a cover design can be worth 50,000. You want the cover of your book to be just as thoughtfully constructed as its contents, and for that you need an excellent book cov...

Meal Prep Mega List

So, you want to meal prep, but you’re not sure where to begin? Check out my previous article, Meal Prep 101, for the basics. If you’re serious about becoming a meal prepper, this Meal Prep Mega List offers 30 must-have items to get you ...

Translating High-Profile Events into Fiction

Robert F. Delaney discusses the process of writing his debut novel, which serves as a case study into the unique experience of writing about a true story that, at the time of its occurrence, received significant media coverage. My friend d...

3 Key Novel Writing Tips: Wisdom from the Authors Speaking in the 2019 Virtual Conference for Novelists

Each January, we help writer’s launch and achieve their novel writing goals in our annual Virtual Conference for Novelists. This year’s event, running January 25-27, features six award-winning and best-selling authors who will share t...

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