The 7 virtues every writer needs to succeed

This is a post by Novel Publicity President, Emlyn Chand/ What makes a good writer?  Is it a talent for seamlessly styling prose?  A working knowledge of proper grammatical

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11 ways to maximize your blog traffic in 2011

This is a post by Novel Publicity President, Emlyn Chand/ Blogging—the convention’s been around long enough that most of us are over how funny this quirky, little verb sounds.

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10 steps for growing novel-sized story ideas

This is a post by Novel Publicity President, Emlyn Chand/ As part of your call to write, I have discussed reading about writing, reading with an eye toward writing, creating the right writing

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Help! How can I write authentic dialogue?

This is a post by Novel Publicity President, Emlyn Chand/Last week, I discussed creating relatable characters in fiction. This week, I’d like to discuss another important element of

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How do you make fictional characters seem real to the reader?

This is a post by Novel Publicity President, Emlyn Chand/Think about your favorite books. What really makes them come to life for you? What grabs you by the

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Which point-of-view should you use to tell your story?

This is a post by Novel Publicity President, Emlyn Chand/The world is full of would-be writers. Research conducted by independent, Michigan-based publisher, Jenkins Group, projects that a full

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6 things to consider when creating your writing environment

This is a post by Novel Publicity President, Emlyn Chand/ Some writers can make magic happen anywhere and under almost any condition. Others must meticulously set the perfect scene

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How to read with a writer’s eye

This is a post by Novel Publicity President, Emlyn Chand/This next suggested step for wannabe writers is, in some ways, the easiest to do. In other ways, it

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Reading about writing: Some of the best reference guides

This is a post by Novel Publicity President, Emlyn Chand/By blurring the lines between avid reading and productive writing, you’ll make the transition far easier. A great first

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From reader to writer: The wordy transition

This is a post by Novel Publicity President, Emlyn Chand/“Why are you wasting all of this time reading? You like books so much, why don’t you just write

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