Flashbacks can be effective tools to advance the plot, add depth to your characters, and raise questions. However, they should be used sparingly and briefly, the way flashbacks might occur in real life.
How can I craft a novel opening that will prevent future readers from closing it for good? Here is what I have learned from experience:
There are many resources you can find online about plot structure, and the sheer number can be overwhelming. My advice is to read more books and get a feel for how stories are structured, especially the kind of stories you want to write.
Greetings! Have you decided to start writing out of the blue with little to no previous experience? Before you do, consider the following advice, then immediately toss it in the trash and get writing.
Some very unhelpful tips from a sad little person speaking from her own experience…
Here are ten super easy things you can do RIGHT NOW to improve your writing: