Perfecting your craft

Struggling to master the art of writing? Reedsy shares top tips from industry giants on perfecting your craft. Read to find actionable advice on plot, character, storytelling and more!

Kill Your Darlings: A Guide to Ruthless Editing

Aug 30, 2017 – Perfecting your Craft

Nervous about killing your darlings? Don't be! Check out this post to learn how you can self-edit with confidence. Read more →

8 Character Development Exercises to Write 3D Characters

Aug 21, 2017 – Perfecting your Craft

Try these 8 character development exercises to help you: establish your character's internal motivations, put them into context, and bring them to life. Read more →

What is the Narrative Arc? A Guide to Storytelling Through Story Structure

Jul 18, 2017 – Perfecting your Craft

Has anyone ever told you that your narrative arc was too weak? Too complex? Find out what that means and how you can fix it in this guide to arcs and plots. Read more →

Six common writing mistakes by first-time authors, and how to fix them!

Jul 10, 2017 – Perfecting your Craft

Here are the six most common writing mistakes identified by fiction editors, with simple fixes that can be done in the revision stage. Read more →

How Do You Choose the Right Viewpoint and Narrator for Your Novel?

Jul 10, 2017 – Perfecting your Craft

From omniscient narrator to limited narrator or objective one, editor Kristen Stieffel goes over the different viewpoints novelists can use. Read more →

12 Types of Travel Writing Every Writer Should Know

Jun 21, 2017 – Perfecting your Craft

So, you want to be a travel writer? Find out the 12 types of travel writing that you can pitch to magazines, newspapers, and publishers. Read more →

Netflix & Write: 8 Shows That Will Make You a Better Novelist

Mar 22, 2017 – Perfecting your Craft

What can Walter White and the kids from "Stranger Things" teach you about writing a novel? According to author and editor Andrew Lowe, quite a lot. Read more →

The 21 Best News Roundups for Self-Publishing Authors

Feb 08, 2017 – Perfecting your Craft

Don't miss out on the best new articles and tips for self-publishing authors. Add these 21 exceptional roundups to your regular reading rotation! Read more →

14 Unexpected Day Jobs of Bestselling Authors

Sep 07, 2016 – Perfecting your Craft

Most authors weren't born on the Bestsellers list. Find out what writers like Salinger, Murakami, and Harper Lee did before they hit it big. Read more →

Query Boot Camp Vol. 2: Thrillers

Nov 02, 2015 – Perfecting your Craft

The second installment of Query Boot Camp focusing on thriller query letters. If you want free feedback on your query, just read the post and drop us a line! Read more →

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