Character Profile Sheets (CPS) – Part 2

Character Profile Sheets (CPS) – Part 2

Character Profile Sheets are a great literary tool that help you in profiling your characters, especially the main characters of your story. They not only help you in being consistent with your character's traits throughout your story or manuscript but also help a great deal in creating as well as painting the character arc you [...]

Naming The Writer’s Unconscious – A Little Girl And Her Puppy

Naming The Writer’s Unconscious – A Little Girl And Her Puppy

I always read craft books not once, but several times. I guess that's the best way to really get the techniques and the wisdom they have to offer. Lately, I've been re-reading Bird By Bird by Anne Lamott and came across a concept, more like a paragraph or two, where author Lamott mentions about naming the unconscious: "My [...]

10 Questions To Help You Determine The POV(s) For Your Story

10 Questions To Help You Determine The POV(s) For Your Story

Choosing the main Point Of View(s) for your story is either the simplest or the hardest thing you'll ever come across while writing your book. Determining the voice which narrates or unfolds your story is a tricky thing because if you select the wrong one your story is doomed. Sometimes (a few precious instances), you [...]

The Font Effect

The Font Effect

While working on my first book, Deceived, I hit the much-dreaded writer's block at a very crucial time - right when my book needed revising. It felt like I hit the bottom of my creative well and I had to abandon my manuscript for almost 2 months. I was completely devastated and after a few fruitless weeks [...]

Freewriting – Everything You Need To Know

Freewriting – Everything You Need To Know

Freewriting is a very important prewriting technique that not only helps you to get over your writer’s block, but also to tap into your sub-conscience mind and see what all ideas and stories are hiding there. Most of the times, we get stuck while writing a story, or an article, and simply don’t know what [...]

All About First Drafts

All About First Drafts

A First Draft is one of the most basic entities of fiction-writing and it lays the basic foundation of a novel. If you're a writer then you probably might have come across this term more than a thousand times already, and if not then you've come to the right place. Just for the sake of [...]

Editing Vs Revising

Editing Vs Revising

Many times, new writers and authors are faced with the age-old dilemma where they have to revise and edit their manuscripts. But only some of them really know the difference between the two. In this short article, you'll find the basic difference between "editing" and "revising" that will help you differentiate between the two easily. Editing: [...]

The 3-Act Structure: In Detail

The 3-Act Structure: In Detail

In order to utilize the 3-Act Structure efficiently, there is a need for a systematic sequence of elements to be followed that carries the story forward.  In the 3-Act Structure, each act has some particular story moves and by following these particular set of acts, you can rest easy that there will be no place [...]

Character Profile Sheets

Character Profile Sheets

Characterization is the most important aspect of writing a book. Whether it's a short story or a long one, you need characters, and that too strong ones. They are the building blocks of your story as they provide substance and an extra dimension to it. Many people believe that in certain genres, such as mystery-thriller, [...]

5 Keys To Writing 50K Words In 30 Days

5 Keys To Writing 50K Words In 30 Days

To help other writers who are struggling to get those dreaded 50K words done this NaNoWriMo, I've come up with 5 keys that are the most important factors for cracking NaNoWriMo and even to write a good amount of words daily even after NaNo.