Dialogue in a story should not be stiff, but should suit the characters. One way to add realism to dialogue is to use interjections. Ways to add realistic human touches using interjections are discussed in this podcast.
If you are a writer nearing the end of your writing project, it may be time to consider your publishing options. If you are wondering whether to use a publishing service or self-publish, this podcast provides basic information about both options in order to help you make a decision.
If you want your work sold worldwide, you need an International Standard Book Number. In recent years, various changes have been made that affect authors. We explain these changes in this podcast.
Everyone wants to sound smart and professional in their academic writing, but there are instances when an attempt to do so can come off as unappealing or difficult to follow. If you are a student or academic, this podcast can help you determine what to avoid in your writing.
A plot skeleton can also be called a plot outline—the structure or bare bones of a story. How to write a successful plot outline that incorporates characters, plot, and climax is the subject of this podcast.
If you need some clarification on whether to use single or double quotation marks, this podcast is for you. Knowing the appropriate way to use these quotation marks is critical for clearly articulating what you want to say.
Five habits every writer of fiction needs to break.
A query letter is a way for you to attract the attention of an editor who may not otherwise read your unsolicited manuscript. Editors read query letters to find new content, and writing one that uses a business format can help. Of course, having a good hook is critical!
If you have decided to write a preface or have been asked to write a forward, you may require some guidance. In this podcast, we explain a preface and a forward, as well as what to include in them.
Given the opportunity to thank those who have helped you achieve a milestone in your life, it can be difficult to know what to say and how to say it. This podcast details how to write a dedication, including how to identify the people and how to address the dedication details.