The WRITER’S CORNER is a feature on Books That Hook where we provide tips and insights into various aspects of writing fiction.
This includes grammar, style, publishing, editing, social media, and more.
Many of the WRITER’S CORNER posts have been written by established, popular authors.
We welcome guests posts from authors who have over 50 reviews on Goodreads or Amazon and have an overall rating of 3.5 stars or better. This is so readers can feel reassured that they are getting advice from a skilled and experienced author.
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CATEGORIES of WRITER’S CORNER POSTS
I have tried to organize the posts to help you find topics.
Some of these posts were created before I came up with the idea for the Writer’s Corner, so they don’t actually say that title in the posts. Because they are about writing, I have included them on this page anyway.
Please let me know if you have any suggestions on how to improve this page.
Social Media and Marketing
Guest Post: H.D. Smith “Does Social Proof Really Prove Anything?”
Guest Post: Ines Johnson “How I Used Instafreebie to Grow My Fan Base”
Editing and Completion
Guest Post: Brooke Johnson “Killing Your Darlings: Cutting Scenes from Your Novel”
Guest Post: Dawn Eastman “Future Me vs. Past Me?”
Guest Post: Lis Wiehl “Three Magic Words Every Writer Needs to Know”
Guest Post: Sabrina Benulis “A Great Book Genre and Why You Should Write It (Like Me)”
Guest Post: Tia Giacalone “What I Love About New Adult Fiction”
Guest Post: Chelsea Quinn Yarbro “Straddling and Jumping Genres”
Ideas and Inspiration
Guest Post: Lisa Kessler “Making Old Things New!”
Guest Post: Alexandra Sokoloff “10 Things You Didn’t Know About Becoming a Published Author”
Guest Post: Mitchell Hogan “7 Things I’ve Learned So Far (Transforming a Smash Hit Indie Book into a Traditionally Published Series)”
Grammar, Spelling, and Punctuation
Style, Tone, Mood, Etc.
Structure, Plotting, Outlining, Pacing, Etc.
Guest Post: Andy Maslen “Wear Your Research Lightly”
Tense, Point of View, Etc.
Characterization, Archetypes, Dialogue, Etc.
Guest Post: Laura Bickle “Writing the Unchosen One”
Guest Post: Stephen Woodworth “Whodunit?: Creating a Character with Criminal Profiling”