How Fiction Writers Can Pen Strong Opening Lines — Well-Storied.
Whether you’re writing the first line of your book or simply starting a new chapter, opening lines are tough. In the span of just a sentence or two, you must convince readers that your story is worth their time. Scary right? Opening lines are your bargaining chips, your siren songs, your bait. And if you don’t master them, you risk turning readers away. So how can we keep that from happening? By hooking them in of course! By “hooking” readers, we’re talking about captivating them so…
5 Key Elements for Successful Short Stories
As the editor of a genre fiction website, I’ve seen my share of short stories—the good and the bad. Here are five important elements many writers overlook.
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How to Create Complex Flaws for Characters
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Simple Tips for Writing Genius Characters
TweetPin3EmailShare Writing genius characters might seem like a daunting task, and it isn’t one to be taken lightly. If you can’t realistically convey the character’s genius, then your readers might... Read more »