Why I Think Scrivener Is For Everyone (and why it’s my favorite tool!)

Why I Think Scrivener Is For Everyone (and why it’s my favorite tool!)

This post was originally going to be all about “writing tools” that I’ve used along the way, but instead I found myself going overboard about one tool in particular: Scrivener. Check out my YouTube video on this post if you’re a fan of watching rather than reading! (But let’s be honest, we’re all readers here)Read more about Why I Think Scrivener Is For Everyone (and why it’s my favorite tool!)[…]

9 Tips to Writing Better Dialogue (that brings your novel to the next level)

9 Tips to Writing Better Dialogue (that brings your novel to the next level)

This is sometimes my favorite part of a story – the words that the characters say to one another. They’re usually the most quotable things in a book, and are the heart of your novel (don’t worry, narrative is the brain…just as important!). But a lot of people have some difficulty with making their dialogueRead more about 9 Tips to Writing Better Dialogue (that brings your novel to the next level)[…]

How To Divide Your Book Into Chapters (so the reader stays glued to the page!)

How To Divide Your Book Into Chapters (so the reader stays glued to the page!)

Recently, I’ve been surprised by the number of questions I’ve gotten pertaining to the structure of a chapter. I’ve already gone over how to write an awesome first chapter, but I had a few people (okay, maybe one) asking about how to break your novel down to the chapter level. Want to hear my beautifulRead more about How To Divide Your Book Into Chapters (so the reader stays glued to the page!)[…]

How to Edit Your Novel Like a Boss (And Stay Focused While You’re Doing It)

How to Edit Your Novel Like a Boss (And Stay Focused While You’re Doing It)

What do we want?! To be published! When do we want it?! Yesterday! How do we get it?! *crickets* So you’ve finished your first draft and you’re super duper excited. What now? How do you dive back in with the mindset of polishing this jumbled mess of words? First off, I think it’s important toRead more about How to Edit Your Novel Like a Boss (And Stay Focused While You’re Doing It)[…]

How to Write an Irresistible Book Synopsis (that sells your novel!)

How to Write an Irresistible Book Synopsis (that sells your novel!)

Today, I’m going to go over the Do’s and Don’ts of writing a summary for your book! You’ve spent a bunch of money (or immorally bribed a close friend) into making the perfect cover art for your novel. People are intrigued and they’re tempted to pick it up. And what’s the first thing people doRead more about How to Write an Irresistible Book Synopsis (that sells your novel!)[…]

Review + Giveaway | Poison by Lan Chan

Review + Giveaway | Poison by Lan Chan

Poison by Lan Chan Released: September 1, 2015 Publisher: CreateSpace Pages: 350 Source: I was provided a copy for review purposes by Xpresso Book Tours. Since the night her mother was murdered, sixteen-year-old Rory Gray has known one truth: There are no good Seeders. In post-apocalyptic Australia, the scientists known as Seeders have built a Citadel surrounded by food-producing regionsRead more about Review + Giveaway | Poison by Lan Chan[…]