The Art of Dialogue

The Art of Dialogue

Dialogue is a useful writing tool to convey information the reader otherwise wouldn’t have. According to Dan Brown, we use dialogue for “exposition”, “subtext”, “background”, and “character development”. There’re two types of dialogue, internal and external, and each...
The Value of Backstory

The Value of Backstory

What if there was a way you could innately understand how your character would react in every situation and show your reader than tell them? A conversation I had with a neighbour about this inspired this post because that’s what backstory does. It allows you to get to...
Find Your Core Message

Find Your Core Message

“Theme will not be a universal meaning for all things, but a smaller truth pertaining to the proper way of dealing with a particular situation” – Phillips and Huntley If you’re struggling to find an idea for your book, the core message is another approach you can use...