Tag: stories

I’ve been quite busy critiquing and attending writing improvement classes. Here are some things I learned that might help you. Ask your self these questions before you write your story. Who is your protagonist? What is his/her initial problem? What does your protagonist want? What gets in the way? Why does he/she want that goal? […]

Before you submit your manuscript to an editor or agent, print it out and read it aloud. You’ll catch any typos or missed words this way.  Today’s computer systems have a feature in them to alert you to grammar issues and spelling errors. Use it. Does your character have a clear want that moves the […]

A Middle Grade novel are for elementary and middle school themed. They have less darkness and sweeter endings than YA. They are more open to curriculum tie-ins and educational content. The view of the story is through the eyes of the MG character. It starts with the character. Ask yourself these questions about your character […]

Here is a contest some of you writers out there might want to chance. It’s run by Owl Canyon Press. There isn’t any cost to enter. The stories must be in English. The catch is to use only 50 paragraphs total and each paragraph must have at least 40 words. There isn’t a maximum word […]