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The opening lines of a novel act as an invitation for the reader to keep reading — it’s like the white rabbit showing up and asking Alice to follow him. The reader has to decide whether to follow despite not knowing what will happen next, and it is the writer’s job to convince them to go down the rabbit hole. Whether you’re just getting started on a novel or revisiting Page 1 of a first draft, Reedsy Editors are here to help with tips for how to start a story, with literary examples from a few favourites.
Here at Reedsy, we’re fortunate that we get to work with some of the finest talent in the publishing industry — and these experts have shared their experiences and knowledge with us in the form of interviews and how-to guides. In fact, we’ve published articles on so many topics that it’s hard to keep track of them all. In this post, we want to share some of the best Reedsy articles so far, sorted in a way that mirrors the publishing journey taken by most authors. Writing your book Designing and formatting Publishing your book Marketing your book Check out... View Article
Near the beginning of my career as a writing coach, I thought I would be mostly be teaching writing craft. What I found is that the majority of what I'm doing is supporting people in the development of their plans and their scheduling — helping them to stick to their schedule and providing some accountability.
You may have a clear vision for what or who your book is about — but do you know how to tell your story? One of the first major decisions you’ll face as an author is determining the style of narration in your book. Is your story best served by writing in first person, third person, or — if you’re feeling adventurous — second person? In this post, we’ll be looking at the options available to authors writing in the third person: omniscient and limited. In third person omniscient narration, the narrator has a god’s eye view of the story... View Article
Grammar checkers have come a long way in the past few decades. We tried out Grammarly for a month and in that time, we've picked up a few important lessons that every authors needs to learn. Check them out.
In the run-up to NaNoWriMo before, we asked veteran authors and editors for their single greatest piece of advice for writers about to embark on a 30-day writing binge. Here they are...
Join editor Jim Thomas as he digs into the age-old rule of "Show, Don't Tell." Discover how you can quickly sharpen your skills as a master storyteller.
So you've finished your first draft. What's next? Reedsy editor Andrew Lowe reveals his method for revising and polishing your first draft. He offers simple, actionable steps to help you refine your manuscript and get it ready to share with editors and agents.
Bret Easton Ellis sold his manuscript for Less Than Zero at the age of 21. Unlike this wunderkind, most authors don’t land on the New York Times Best Sellers List straight after college: most of them had to find day jobs while they worked on their craft. In this week’s post, we look through the résumés of the world’s most beloved authors and uncover the skills that paid the bills. 1. JD Salinger – Cruise Ship Entertainment Director It’s hard to imagine Salinger calling bingo numbers or organizing a limbo contest, but the late (and reclusive) author of Catcher in the... View Article