How to Craft Tension and Create a Page-Turner in Fiction Writing

June 25, 2014 by Araminta Star Matthews

In a world of media so riddled with zombies, Araminta Star Matthews owes part of the success of her zombie fiction franchise to two key elements: strong characters who happen to be young women, and an ability to craft the knuckle-grinding tension so apparent in her first book, Blind Hunger.

Read more


How to Write & Edit Multiple Point Of View Books – Tips by Author Lesley James

June 6, 2014 by Karyn Connor

What is the hardest part of writing a male voice convincingly?  LJ: To be perfectly honest I found Edward’s voice surprisingly easy. I grew up with five brothers and have always worked in a male dominated industry, so I’m bombarded daily with the way the male mind works. Having a

Read more


How Much Research to Use in Historical Fiction & How Shakespearean Acting Can Help

March 5, 2014 by Fred E. Whyte

How has Shakespearean acting helped you with your historical writing? CE—Characters I play onstage and the characters I write about in my novels come from the same source. There is a place in my subconscious where all these people live, ready to tell their stories. They don’t seem to care which

Read more


5 Things to Never Do on Facebook

July 23, 2014 by Laura Iruegas

We live in a society where any photo, video, or text post can reach millions of people in a matter of seconds. Although most internet users won’t garner an audience that large, it’s still important to be responsible with that we say and do online. Facebook, being the most widely-used

Read more