Writing Dystopia? Try These Writing Exercises First.

Before you commit yourself to thousands of words, see how you go with these tasks. They may seem simple, but I promise they’ll help with your insight.

The Watchers

Will they grant her the truth . . . before it’s too late?

The 4 Pillars of Good Writing

By Dan Sanchez How to “deschool” your writing. hich hard skill do recent college grads lack the most? In 2016, PayScale.com asked employers this question. The top response was “writing proficiency.” Wow. Our education system teaches few practical skills, but it does emphasize writing. So what gives? Incompetent teachers? Unteachable students? Actually, the problem for many college…

40 Ways to Exploit Your Characters In Your First Draft

You’ve finally finished your first draft of the next magnificent, ground breaking novel. Give yourself some credit and congratulate yourself. Authoring a book isn’t for the faint-hearted, and it’s a task most people are unlikely to achieve. Unfortunately for you, getting the story down on the proverbial piece of paper is only half the battle….