So you want to write a romance novel?

The romance genre has consistently remained one of the best-selling genres of all time and is currently the most lucrative one. People love love, and love sells. It’s no wonder so many authors want to get in on the action.

But if…

Do you have to write a rhetorical analysis essay? Fear not! We’re here to explain exactly what rhetorical analysis means, how you should structure your essay, and give you some essential “dos and don’ts.”

What is a Rhetorical Analysis Essay?

A rhetorical analysis essay studies how writers and speakers have used words to influence their audience…

How many times have you heard this story? A protagonist is suddenly whisked away from their ordinary life and embarks on a grand adventure. Along the way they make new friends, confront perils, and face tests of character. …

Take a gander at the above picture. What can you infer about the man in this photo? Go ahead, take your time.

All set? Alright, let’s compare notes.

I think this character is a fun-loving guy. Seems like he’s outdoorsy, in good shape, probably a runner, maybe even a former…

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Even the best writers need a little help sometimes.

Writing is not easy. We so often hear from creative, innovative people that they find it incredibly frustrating to try to clearly communicate their ideas on paper. If you are naturally more right-brained (imaginative), and you find the left-brain (analytical) process of writing and editing difficult, you are not alone.

What’s holding you back?

You’ve got this idea for a book floating around in your head. Maybe it’s a memoir about your unique experience. It could be an entire fantasy world you’ve created during some hard-core daydreaming sessions. Perhaps it’s a YA-sci-fi-mystery-romance.

And you keep thinking:

  • “Maybe I’ll write when…

How do you write the perfect villain for your story?

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Writing a great book that readers want to pick up and read, or even re-read, usually involves writing amazing characters people can relate to. That includes writing villains who are relatable.

It might seem counter-intuitive, but from what I’ve seen through my own reading and research, villains simply can’t be…

What are some classic examples of this style, what makes them so cool, and what can we learn from them?

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Though people don’t write letters like they used to, we writers don’t care. We can bring them back in fiction.

Today, we’re going to cover a lost form of literature, one which I think should make a comeback. It’s called epistolary, and it’s a great form. Let’s cover it.

What Is Epistolary Storytelling?


The secret to productivity isn’t your goals, it’s your systems

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I spent a fair amount of time over the last year and a half being a ghostwriter. …


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