Writers’ Toolbox

A collection of tips, tricks and guidance to help any budding writer. 

Tips for Writing Great Plot Twist

Great advice from C S Lakin When it comes to stories, everyone LOVES a good twist. Whether this is in a movie, short story, or a novel audiences LOVE to be fooled. The greatest compliment any story can earn? I never saw that coming  How did I NOT see that coming? The...

Self-Editing: 7 Tips to Tighten the Story & Cut Costs

With Thanks For This Post From KRISTEN LAMB A fallacy among many emerging writers is that authors only write the books. Then, once finished, agents will fall in LOVE and someone else will do ALL the editing. *clutches sides laughing.* Yeah…no. And woodland creatures...

6 Ways to Improve Your Novel

Here are some great tips from Kendra Elliot Character emotion: Write a character your reader will root for. Expose their vulnerabilities, show what is important to them, and show what makes them tick. Readers want to see a character grow and be challenged. You can...

One Millenial’s Ideas on The Environmental Crisis

One Millenial's Ideas on The Environmental Crisis Scrolling my Facebook timeline for the second time before I left my bed this morning, I hum-haaa’d about getting up, showering and beginning my day. But I thought, what the hell. One more article. But not the...

How to Plot Your Novel and Your Personal Goals

Excellent advice from Martha Alderson Requests for plot and transformational consultations are streaming in from around the world with people’s’ fervent expressions. This is the year I’m passionate to finish my novel. I promise to change. I’m hell-bent (determined to...

The Writer’s Journey – Want to be a Master Writer?

  The Writers’ Journey: Want to be a Master Writer? Excerpt from Kristen Lamb http://authorkristenlamb.com/author/kristen-lamb/ Mastery, to the casual observer, appears seamless and effortless... BUT... Everyone Begins Somewhere Many of us decided to become...