If you’re anything like me, you have trouble figuring out why your characters feel flat sometimes. This article on character arcs is really useful. I never really thought about how the character’s arc relates to the story structure so strongly before. Definitely check this out if you want some tips on bettering your character development.
I saw this Writer’s Digest article and thought it was so interesting and super helpful for anyone hoping to send something off to a traditional publisher or agent for the first time. This article shows some useful to know pitfalls about sending off your query letters (the all important first impression!). It’s something to keep in mind when you finish your book and are thinking about moving onto the next stage.
In this debut novel from Scott Lynch, we follow the trials and tribulations of protagonist Locke Lamora and his band of shameless con artists, the Gentlemen Bastards. The main thread of this story is essentially one of revenge, but there is a lot of story packed into this little novel.