World-Building for Writers: Creating a world readers will love

There’s nothing more exciting—and, often times, overwhelming—than creating a fictional world and populating it with an interesting collection of characters, each with their own agenda. A fully realized, richly detailed fictional world can capture readers’ hearts, minds, and imaginations. The world is full of readers who would eagerly receive their letter of acceptance to Hogwarts […]

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Writing Exercise: 100 little ways to discover your authentic writing voice

Quick question: Have you spent a lot of time trying to discover your writing voice? Another quick question: Does your writing voice reflect what you love? On another blog post, I included a link to author Barbara Samuel’s voice worksheet. I was fortunate enough to attend her voice workshop at a conference a few years […]

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