Your Writing Matters!

Nathan Bransford, TVWriter™’s favorite publishing know-it-all, responds to a question we’ve all been asked…almost as much as we ask it ourselves. (Bet you’ve already guessed what it is.)

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by Nathan Bransford

Nearly every author I work with asks me a variation of the same question.

“Is this any good?” read article

Use your characters’ hopes and dreams to bring them to life

Nathan Bransford, TVWriter™’s favorite publishing know-it-all, has important advice on something all er writers hate and fear yet find ourselves doing anyway: The Beelzebubian torture  also known as  query letter writing.

by Nathan Bransford

SUBJECT LINE: Query – [Something that makes sense like your book title] read article

Use your characters’ hopes and dreams to bring them to life

Nathan Bransford, TVWriter™’s favorite publishing know-it-all, is a big believer in hopes and dreams, for writers, readers, and the characters we write and read all about.

by Nathan Bransford

You probably already know that motivation is everything in a novel. Nearly everything worth reading flows from a character who wants something and actively goes after it. read article

Listen to your characters, but don’t let them run away

Nathan Bransford, TVWriter™’s favorite publishing know-it-all, has an important lesson about characterization for all of us who spend our days writing fiction of any kind.

by Nathan Bransford

Nearly everyone who has written a novel has had the experience of writing an unruly character who suddenly takes the story in a different direction than you anticipated. Even the best outline can quickly go up in smoke. read article

If it’s not on the page, your reader doesn’t know it

Nathan Bransford, TVWriter™’s favorite publishing know-it-all gives us the publishing insider downlow on an old saying from the theatrical realm: “If it’s not on the page, it’s not on the stage.”

Universality for the win!

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