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 ... read more »
“Show don’t tell” is common advice among writers — but what does it really mean? This thorough guide answers that question with plenty of helpful examples. Also includes a Reedsy Live on the subject, courtesy of experienced professional editor Jim Thomas.
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 »
For any writer, the world of professional editing can be very intimidating — especially when trying to figure out what kinds of editors you need and how to find good ones for your project. Indeed, there are so many types of editing out there, it’s enough to make anyone’s head spin! But this process doesn’t ... read more »
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 »
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 »
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.