What Is an Author’s Voice?

What Is an Author’s Voice?

In brief, an author’s voice is the unique combination of literary elements that makes his stories “feel” different from everyone else’s. Components of writing that help define voice are syntax, character development dialogue, word choice,...
Should I Use Profanities in My Writing?

Should I Use Profanities in My Writing?

Hell, yes, you should use profanities in your writing! Well, maybe. Some would contend that swearing cheapens your prose and turns off your audience. Others will tell you that expletives are part of normal, real speech and can spice up your writing. The truth is, word...
Does Every Story Need a Moral?

Does Every Story Need a Moral?

We read books and stories for a variety of reasons, but one thing is true about all of them — they change us. That is, you’re never exactly the same person after you read a story as you were before you read it. But does that mean every tale needs to have a...
In Which Genre Should You Write?

In Which Genre Should You Write?

Sooner or later every author faces the question: in what genre do you write? It can come from friends and family when they find out you’re a writer, but most often, it seems to come from yourself in the form of, “In what genre should I write?”....