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!

How to Plan a Novel: From Idea to First Draft in 7 Tips

Jul 17, 2020 – Perfecting your Craft

Have an exciting book idea that you want to work on? Hold your horses and discover how to plan a novel before jumping into the actual writing! Read more →

How to Write a Trilogy in 6 Steps

Jun 17, 2020 – Perfecting your Craft

These six steps on how to write a trilogy will help you brainstorm, outline, and structure a three-part series that will immerse and hook readers. Read more →

What Is a Round Character? Definition, Examples, and Traits

Jun 16, 2020 – Perfecting your Craft

What is a round character? What makes them so compelling? Here we define the essential qualities of a round character and provide examples from literature. Read more →

How to Become a Novelist (With Tips from Famous Authors!)

Jun 10, 2020 – Perfecting your Craft

Always dreamt of becoming a novelist, but not sure where to start? This 10-step guide to how to become a novelist will give you everything you need! Read more →

How to Start a Novel: 8 Steps to the Perfect Opening Scene

May 26, 2020 – Perfecting your Craft

Want to write an amazing opening for your book? This post will show you how to start a novel off right, in 8 simple steps. Read more →

How to Write a Series: 5 Fundamental Tips for Expanding Your Story

May 08, 2020 – Perfecting your Craft

Learn how to write a series by understanding these five fundamental elements of storytelling, from planning to character development. Read more →

The 23 Best Writing Tools of 2023: A Guide for Writers

Apr 27, 2020 – Perfecting your Craft

If you feel spoiled by choice when it comes to picking the perfect writing tools, you'll love this list which reviews some of the top writing tools of 2022. Read more →

How to Edit Your Own Book (with Template)

Apr 13, 2020 – Perfecting your Craft

Editing a book is a critical step in the publishing journey. Learn how to edit a book in this guide, which includes a comprehensive editing checklist! Read more →

How to Write a Children’s Book Families Will Love (+Template)

Apr 10, 2020 – Perfecting your Craft

Here are 8 steps for writing a successful children's book based on advice from experienced editors. Read more →

How to Write a Cookbook in 9 Bite-Sized Steps

Apr 10, 2020 – Perfecting your Craft

You've got the love of food down, but still need some guidance when it comes to how to write a cookbook? This post will guide you every step of the way. Read more →

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Apr 01, 2020 – Perfecting your Craft

'Write' a unique 90,000-word novel in under 30 seconds with Reedsy's new AI-powered system. Try it today. Read more →

60 Literary Devices and Techniques Every Writer Must Know

Mar 20, 2020 – Perfecting your Craft, Book Design

Looking to inject style into your writing? This list of 60 literary devices is a great place to start — with plenty of examples from popular stories. Read more →

How to Write a Children's Picture Book in 8 Steps

Mar 04, 2020 – Perfecting your Craft

This guide will teach you how to write a children's picture book — and might just lead you to be the next Maurice Sendak or Margaret Wise Brown! Read more →

The 17 Best Writing Apps to Boost Your Writing in 2023

Mar 03, 2020 – Perfecting your Craft

Looking for writing apps that will actually improve your work? Here are 17 word processing, editing, and productivity apps to get the job done. Read more →

The Best Novel Writing Software of 2023 (+ 5 Free Programs)

Dec 28, 2019 – Perfecting your Craft

Check out this list of the best novel writing software of 2023 — with tons of programs to keep you organized and inspired till the very last page. Read more →

Character Development: Creating Unique Characters [+Template]

Dec 20, 2019 – Perfecting your Craft

Learn to create compelling unique character with the help of our character development template. Read more →

What Is a Motif? Motifs Defined + 10 Illuminating Examples

Nov 06, 2019 – Perfecting your Craft

A motif in literature is something that's often analyzed, yet easily muddled. In this guide, we'll define exactly what is a motif using 10 helpful examples! Read more →

How to Write Faster: 8 Strategies for Productivity

Nov 04, 2019 – Perfecting your Craft

Trying to write your book faster? Here are 8 strategies to get the words flowing on the page and increase your output. Read more →

Novel Synopsis Example: Is This Tomorrow by Caroline Leavitt

Oct 24, 2019 – Perfecting your Craft

New York Times bestselling author Caroline Leavitt shares an early synopsis of her novel, Is This Tomorrow. Read more →

Anti-Heroes, Defined: How to Write Them, Plus 5 Examples

Oct 04, 2019 – Perfecting your Craft

Superman might be a hero, but Tyrion Lannister is definitely not — he's an "anti-hero." Learn exactly what an anti-hero is here — with lots of examples! Read more →

How Long Does It Take To Write a Book?

Sep 27, 2019 – Perfecting your Craft

Of all the questions that arise when you're learning how to write a book for the first time, the most pressing of all might be: just how long does it take to write a book? Read more →

20 Writing Tips to Improve Your Craft

Sep 26, 2019 – Perfecting your Craft

Whether you're a beginner or a bestselling author, these 20 must-know writing tips will help you become the best writer you can be. Read more →

49 Places to Find a Critique Circle to Improve Your Writing

Sep 04, 2019 – Perfecting your Craft

Writers are better when we write together. So find an online critique circle to help you turn your WIPs into literary masterpieces! Read more →

The 50+ Best Writing Websites of 2023

Aug 22, 2019 – Perfecting your Craft

Feeling lost on your writing journey? We've got you covered with the 50 best writing websites of 2023 full of advice, information, and support. Read more →

Show, Don't Tell: Tips and Examples of The Golden Rule

Jul 11, 2019 – Perfecting your Craft

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. Read more →

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