Top 10 Things to Know Before You Submit

So you’re ready to hit submit and send off your manuscript to an agent or editor – congratulations! You deserve a celebration – one that probably includes a trip somewhere and a shopping spree at your favorite bookstore. But before you hit that button and pop open the bubbly, there are a few things you…

Step-By-Step Guide to Writing a Synopsis

Summarizing Your Novel More often than not you will be requested to send through a synopsis (or summary) of your novel with your query letter when you approach agents and editors. They may also request all or part of your manuscript, as well. It is important to understand that a synopsis or summary is not…

A Daily Practice To Drastically Improve Sentences

For today’s writer, there’s a huge emphasis placed on avoiding the use of passive voice and adverbs.  While well-meaning it can often become a red herring for the editing process and outright distraction for the creative process.  

How to Write a Book – The Ultimate Guide

At Craft of Writing we’ve compiled hundreds of hours of books, podcasts, and online courses into core writing principles you can easily understand and practice everyday.   We did the leg work, so all you have to do is profit!   Here’s just a few of our favorite books- we encourage you to check them out!