Of all the literary devices that writers use to bring their stories to life, a metaphor remains one of the most popular. The act of comparing one thing to another may sound simple, but it's proved popular over the centuries, as authors, poets, songwriters and everyday people wield it to explain something in non-literal terms. ... read more »
“Dialogue tags” is one of those writerly terms that sounds more complicated than it actually is. You’ve almost certainly used these tags, which include other words for "said," in your writing at some point, even if you didn't realize it consciously! But that’s the trouble with these funny little phrases: how can you use them ... read more »
So you’ve finally gotten to the last page of your draft and have just typed, “The End.” Congratulations! Is it time to pop open the champagne? Not quite. Authors who have successfully completed a draft now face an even more important task: the edit of the manuscript. If your first draft has taught you what ... read more »
When you look over the following sentences, can you identify the ones written in passive voice and the ones using active voice? The blog post was being published by Reedsy. Reedsy had published the blog post. The blog post is published by Reedsy. The blog post will be published by Reedsy. If you answered: “The ... read more »
No matter what your genre, learning how to write dialogue effectively is a vital part of any writer’s education. Poor dialogue can make readers put your book down in disgust — but great dialogue can transform your characters into truly believable people, and your readers into satisfied customers. Of course, the best kind of dialogue ... read more »
If you're writing a novel, you're gonna need some help. Luckily, we've got you covered! Check out this list of the best novel writing software of 2018 — with tons of programs to keep you organized and inspired till the very last page.
Well… don’t try to listen to all these writing podcasts — or you’ll never get any writing done! With the massive popularity of audiobooks and podcasts, you could easily say that we’re in an era of ‘peak audio content’ — and for book fans and budding writers, there’s never been a better time to get ... read more »