Savvy Authors Blog: What is Character Agency?

As time goes on and the genre of novels matures and evolves, so too does reader expectation. For example, if you look at J. R. R. Tolkien’s LORD OF THE RINGS trilogy, you will probably note that the action sequences and battles scenes are often paragraphs or pages long. In books such as SIX OF … Continue reading Savvy Authors Blog: What is Character Agency?

iWriterly Video: Types of Character Arcs

Learn a few examples of different types of character arcs in this iWriterly AuthorTube video with Meg LaTorre. One of the biggest draws to stories—of any medium—are characters. So many of us want to follow the journeys of individual characters whose personalities or situations we find compelling. The biggest disappointment I often have at the … Continue reading iWriterly Video: Types of Character Arcs

iWriterly Video: 16 Ways to Write More Words

Are you looking to write more words in each writing session? Learn 16 ways to increase your writerly output in this iWriterly video.   https://youtu.be/8Qccj76lWvY   This video is based on Meg's guest blog, How to Write More Words, aka, Winning at NaNo, in Writers Helping Writers.

Savvy Authors Blog: 14 Tricks to Write a Book Faster

Although all writers have their own speeds when it comes to their creative process, one desire is prevalent among them—wanting to write a book faster. The aspiration to write a book more quickly could be due to a variety of reasons or circumstances, such as needing to adhere to deadlines (self-imposed or from a publisher), … Continue reading Savvy Authors Blog: 14 Tricks to Write a Book Faster

Savvy Authors Blog: Filler Words to Remove From Your Novel

All writers want their prose to read smoothly and have the reader fully engaged without being pulled from the story due to an overabundance of unnecessary words that make sentences read clunkier. These unnecessary words are often referred to as “filler words.” Filler words aren’t necessarily “bad” words, and they have their place in the … Continue reading Savvy Authors Blog: Filler Words to Remove From Your Novel