10 Tips on Character Development

10 Tips on Character Development

After plot, character development is the most important element of storytelling you need to think about. But writing strong characters is difficult. It’s an art form unto itself, and if you don’t pay enough attention to it, your readers will enjoy their...
6 Ways to Become a Better Writer

6 Ways to Become a Better Writer

When I was a teenager, my goal in life was to become a published writer. I’ve always considered myself very lucky that I achieved that goal well before the age of 30. Since publishing my first novel, Eddie’s Bastard, in 1999, I’ve published 13 more books, won or been...
How to Think of Good Story Ideas

How to Think of Good Story Ideas

About the Author William Kowalski is the author of 14 novels published by HarperCollins (US), Transworld/Doubleday (UK), and Orca/Raven (Canada). He is the recipient of the 2001 Ama-Boeke Award, the 2014 Thomas H. Raddall Atlantic Fiction Award, and four nominations...
How long does it take to write a book?

How long does it take to write a book?

As the author of 14 novels, this is a question I’m asked over and over by hopeful writers: how long does it take you to write a book? I understand why you’re asking. You’ve got that burning itch to tell your story, but you know writing takes a long...
10 Steps to Writing and Self-Publishing Your Book

10 Steps to Writing and Self-Publishing Your Book

Introduction I’ve been writing for well over thirty years, almost twenty of them professionally. When I started writing, back in the early 80s, no one had heard of the internet. Hell, hardly anyone had heard of word processors. I did all my early writing by...