by Renea Guenther @ReneaGuenther While those who follow their characters wherever they choose to go will find plenty of holes to fill during revisions, even those who outline are bound to find a plot hole or two. Once we start writing it’s easy to get caught up in the story and run with the flow… Continue reading How to Fix Your Plot Holes With 5 Easy Questions
by Renea Guenther @ReneaGuenther Almost everyone gets writer’s block. Whether it is finding the right words, fleshing out a scene, or knowing what to write next. We all face it. It can last anywhere from a few minutes to a few weeks and, in rare cases, even longer. For most people, this just means they… Continue reading Does Your Writer’s Block Have You Stuck?
by Renea Guenther @ReneaGuenther Let’s just be clear. There's no such thing as a perfect first draft. No matter the writer, or how good they write, there is always something to fix. Whether it’s the plot, description, dialogue, or simple grammar editing, there is always more work to be done. There's just no way to… Continue reading How to Write the Perfect First Draft (or Not)
by Renea Guenther @ReneaGuenther It can be difficult to tie up all your loose threads if you can’t remember them. One way to keep these under control is to make lists to remind yourself of what’s left to do. Another is to write your ending first, then work in your threads wherever they work best.… Continue reading How to Write Toward a Climactic Ending
by Renea Guenther @ReneaGuenther If we want our world to come alive in our readers’ minds, we have to make it feel real. This is particularly important for those creating worlds that live only in the imagination. If the reader cannot picture the world, they will not feel connected to the story or its events.… Continue reading How to Build a Realistic World That Will Awe Your Readers
by Renea Guenther @ReneaGuenther It can be exciting to start writing a new novel. You have a fresh idea, you can picture your characters, and you’ve begun imagining cool scenes to use in your story. The only problem is: it’s all in your head. There’s still a lot of work to do before you can… Continue reading How to Build a Powerful Premise in 6 Easy Steps