Writing Tips

Weekly writing tips

Young Writers Free Online Summit

Are you a young writer who wants to impact others for Christ with your words? If so, you won’t want to miss my session at the upcoming Young Writers Can Change the World Virtual Summit! Too often, young writers don’t… Read More ›

The Book Writers Have Been Asking For

This blog has been dedicated to helping writers improve their craft, and all of my writing tips were once posted here in kind of a haphazard way, leading aspiring writers to ask me to organize the tips and provide them… Read More ›

Beyond the Gateway: Part 2 of my Self-Publishing Journey

The Reapers Trilogy is my first novel-based self-publishing project, and I have learned a lot while on this journey. I’m going to write a few tidbits about my experiences in an as-the-thought-comes-to-me form, so the structure of this post might… Read More ›

Critique Group – The Unchosen One and A Secret Revealed

Another week, another critique, well, two critiques. Let’s get it rolling! Don’t forget the critiquing guidelines. All you have to do is post a comment about the submissions below. Don’t feel like you need to critique both or the whole piece… Read More ›

Hooks Readers Can’t Resist – Guest Post by Rebecca LuElla Miller

Some time ago, visitors at the team blog Speculative Faith answered the question, “Would you keep reading?” about the first one hundred words of five unpublished manuscripts written by anonymous volunteers. Over fifty percent of those who participated chose one… Read More ›

Increase Character Conflict – Guest Post by Camy Tang

Here are some tips for making a bland or episodic story more interesting by introducing deep character conflicts. Sometimes, a writer will get feedback that the characters are unlikable or uninteresting, or the story is only “okay.” This is usually… Read More ›