A chat with short fiction writer Gloria Russell

  If I had to name Gloria’s genre, I might call it monster girl chic. For the past two years, I’ve been stoked to work with a writer who specializes in gut-wrenching, heart-gripping short fiction. We’ve grown in the craft together as writing partners, in workshop groups, and focusing on similar stories. I wrote several […]

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How to write great character description

Readers experience your stories through your characters. To get a reader invested in your story, you need to make a strong connection between the reader and character. One way to accomplish this is to write strong character description. We do that through: Prose Pacing Characterization POV BONUS: my favorite character description tip 1. Try to […]

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How to get the best beta feedback on fiction writing

Beta readers are people who volunteer to read your writing before it’s published. They give opinions, answer questions, and reveal different possible interpretations of the piece. They aren’t critique partners or editors—they’re often the step before the professional edit. In this blog, we’re going to talk about: 9 questions I always ask beta readers Tips […]

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