The issue of copyright is one of the most heavily-debated in the writing world. Authors, especially young ones, tend to be sort of clueless in this area, and often take advice from those who also don't know what they're talking about. So I'm here to set the record straight.
Unless you're post-Harry Potter J.K. Rowling, every writer ever has had to deal with this problem. Even the bestsellers were in your spot at one point! So what are they doing differently?
If you woke up this morning, read your draft, and realized that although you have the same characters throughout, none of your scenes go together—you're not alone. Learn how to meld these events together into a cohesive narrative with this step-by-step guide!
Whether your goal this year is to write your first book, publish your latest novel, or something in between, I hope that 2017 brings everything you've been wishing (and working) for—but that can only happen if your creative juices are flowing!
It seems as if this is one of the most unasked questions amongst aspiring authors. They either start looking for an editor much too soon, or they look for them much too late, and miss personal deadlines as a result.
When looking over your manuscript for the first few times, you may notice that you repeat phrases or facts—but unless you want unhappy readers, you need to eliminate these A.S.A.P.!
Whether you're here to prep for NaNoWriMo or you're just in the midst of working on your latest W.I.P., I have compiled the most useful prewriting tools on the web.
You did it! You finally finished your manuscript. You can breathe a huge sigh of relief—you've gotten over one of the biggest hurdles of the writing process. But where do you go next?