How to Use MindMeister as a Novel Roadmap Mind maps have been a useful tool for creative folks to brainstorm for quite a while. Remember the old days when you’d draw a circle in the middle of a piece of paper and draw lines from there to connect your thoughts? It’s much easier today. Why … More How to Use MindMeister as a Novel Roadmap
30 Words You Are Probably Getting Wrong! We all have our pet peeves, but if words are your thing, someone who inadvertently butchers their meaning rubs you the wrong way. You may, however, be guilty of inadvertently butchering words yourself. Here are 30 words you are probably getting wrong. Contents: The list Final thoughts The … More 30 Words You Are Probably Getting Wrong!
10 Tips to Get Your Work Noticed on Medium In the sea of professional writers, we all just want to get our voice heard and share our valuable thoughts to the world. Standing out among many writers on Medium is undoubtedly a difficult task. If you have been publishing for quite some time on Medium … More 10 Tips to Get Your Work Noticed on Medium
Peek Over the Peak with Piqued Interest The English language is tricky. Words can sound the same but have very different meanings. This makes mastering grammatical rules difficult. One set of confusing words are peek, peak, and pique. All three words share the same pronunciation, pēk, but have unique definitions and usage. Peek Peek in … More Peek Over the Peak with Piqued Interest
Are You Talking at Your Customers or Speaking to Them? In the old days of creating content, the guidelines were all about your business. Tell potential customers about your service or product, explain your business’s story on an About Us page, and toot your own horn. Search queries on the internet were based on keywords … More Are You Talking at Your Customers or Speaking to Them?
How to Create Fantastic Metaphors Aristotle said a metaphor was “the act of giving a thing a name that belongs to something else.” It allows you to pack a powerful punch in a few words. Your reader can take their full understanding of one thing and apply it to another thing. By writing, “my cubicle … More How to Create Fantastic Metaphors
Top Ten Writing Tools of 2019 Put these writing tools on your resolution list and get ready to make a clean start in the New Year. Contents: The Day Job New Year. New Ambition? Little Extras The Day Job Writing Apps #1: Scrivener It had to be you. At The Novelry, we have tried them all: Ulysses, Novelr, … More Top Ten Writing Tools of 2019
3 Ways to Find Guest Posting Opportunities For writers, guest posting is one of the best ways to find larger audiences. For readers, guest posts are vital sources of useful information. And, for sites that host them, guest posts are an excellent way to attract more visitors. Guest posts are beneficial for everybody. The problem … More 3 Ways to Find Guest Posting Opportunities
Kill the Thought Verbs! Get Readers Involved Story is action. Verbs create action. When your characters act, readers turn pages. But, you may slow down your readers when you go inside your character’s head. Not because you are going inside their head but because you revert to thought verbs. What are thought verbs? They are … More Kill the Thought Verbs! Get Readers Involved
7 Things Your Character Is Hiding Being able to write realistic, consistent, multi-dimensional characters is vital to gaining reader interest. Doing so first requires we know a lot about who our characters are—you know, the obvious stuff: positive and negative traits, behavioral habits, desires, goals, and the like. But it’s not always the obvious … More 7 Things Your Character Is Hiding