Overwriting | Don’t Do It

Beginner writers tend to overwrite.  Do you write  long sentences,? Do you use flowery words? Or do you like to show off your college level vocabulary?  Fancy, big words slow down a story and often comes off as elitist and pompous. It’s also confusing and takes...

Symbolic Objects in Literature

The magic of symbolism! Symbolism in novels matter. They bring layered, nuanced ideas, emotions, characterization, and more to a story. Does your novel or story have symbolism? Does it need symbolism to add depth and complexity? Even objects in your home are full of...

Types of Story Conflict

#literaryconflict#storyconflict #storyconflictideas Great plots need lots of conflict. Are you bringing all the different kinds? Because there are a lot of different kinds of conflict. Why does a great novel need lots of conflict? Conflict improves your story’s...