Frances Woodward, a character in Joseph Woodward's "Lost Between the Continents" circa 1911
December 7, 2021

Character building is the critical element that makes or breaks a book. When an author creates a character, they must consider several key things: Does my character have depth? Do my character’s actions and dialogue tell me who he is? Is my character relatable to readers? If not, how can I change him so that…

Joseph Woodward's book
December 4, 2021

The tone of a book can make or break its reception. A bad mood evoked in the reader by a negative tone may have them put down the book halfway through, affecting sales negatively. You’d be surprised at how much of an effect a book’s tone has on its success. Just look at any bestseller…

Open historical fiction books, with various conflicts, forming a stack
November 22, 2021

You might be surprised to hear this, but conflict isn’t limited to the fights in my historical fiction romance books. Since the term itself is confusing, let me explain what I mean by conflict in literary writing. In simple words, conflict in literature symbolizes the struggles between two opposing forces. The forces could be characters,…

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