What Do You Think Are the Most Popular Genres? — A Writer’s Path

by Jean M. Cogdell Is your genre one of the top percenters? I hadn’t given this much thought, until reading a great article on Medium by Erica Verrillo from the Writing Cooperative. And boy howdy, the stats were eye-opening. Erica gives stats on most popular genres with readers, agents and includes which genres make the […]

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Things I Ask My Characters — A Writer’s Path

by Samantha Fenton It’s important to grasp the whole of any character you’re writing. You, as the author, should know your characters better than anyone — even the readers. An author notices every quirk, step, and glance a character ever makes. After all, the author is the sole creator: the god. As I’m […]

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How to Connect With Your Readers — A Writer’s Path

by Meg Dowell The writer-reader connection is delicate. Possibly one of the biggest challenges new writers face is figuring out how to create a bond between themselves and people they may never meet face-to-face. How do you connect with someone in such a way that they feel you’re speaking only to them? How […]

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3 Writing Exercises to Flesh Out Your Character’s Motivations — A Writer’s Path

Ninety-nine times out of a hundred, a poorly realized character will ruin your story. Even with the best plot in the world, your novel will struggle to truly connect with its audience if you’re unable to present multi-dimensional characters who behave believably.

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