#AuthorToolboxBlogHop: Writing a strong first chapter

  In previous posts, I wrote about the top reasons why submissions are rejected. These posts were written based on my experience as an editorial intern at Entangled Publishing. They were short and straight to the point. For Raimey Gallant's #AuthorToolboxBlogHop, I've decided to expand on some of those points - starting with the first chapter. In... Continue Reading →


Reasons why your submission was rejected

Rejection is a word every writer knows all too well. The reasons for that rejection aren't always as clear (hello, form rejections!). I've listed a few reasons why a submission may have been rejected below Lack of external goals: Characters need an external goal, not just an internal one, meaning they need an objective. They have to... Continue Reading →

Narrative Perspective

Recently, I've noticed a lot of questions on narration. People seem concerned with whether they should write in the 1st or 3rd person. If you're concerned that writing in 3rd person won't allow deeper access to a character's interiority - don't be. The reason for this is because there's a difference between the narrator and the... Continue Reading →

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