Has your favorite historical figure ever made an unexpected cameo while you were reading a historical novel? How did you react?
From chick lit to murder mysteries, every genre has its gems. Prepare to be surprised by my choices for the best surprise endings!
Jane Austen was the queen of making opposites attract, but what if compatibility is really based on similarities? Check out these new (and improved?) matches!
A highly effective title is not just catchy. It is true to the book. It provides a sample of the writing style and the story to come. That's a big job for one little sentence fragment! Luckily, fantastic titles have some elements in common. Mix and match these elements to create your own legendary title.
Despite the fact that ~700,000 indie books are published each year, they can be tricky to find, since they don't get the same press as traditionally published books. These five books deserve to be plucked from the slush pile.
Writers paint pictures with words, not brushes. Learn about 99Designs, the team of visual artists who can help you design a cover worthy of your book baby.
Who sees more action, mermaids or vampires? And why do people all over the world believe in dragons? Find out!
Abercrombie. Nickelback. American Idol. Razr. Would you keep reading a book if you encountered these pop culture references in the first chapter? Learn the psychology behind both sides of the argument!
Deena Byrne is the author of not one, not two, but three fantasy novels! In this interview, she discusses the themes in her novels, her writing process, and her experience with self-publishing.
Literary agents know their stuff--and if you want to get signed by a literary agent, you need to know your stuff too. Learn to translate their jargon before you start pitching your novel.