Literary fiction writers tend to avoid plot. We’re trained to be plot snobs, focused only on character development and description and point-of-view amongst other things. But your story can’t be plotless. Plot is tension, plot is drama, plot IS story. So we must learn to fuse plot and character seamlessly. Learn how in 4 steps and use your FREE worksheets to get started with your story.

How to Write a Character-Driven Plot in 4 Steps

Literary fiction writers tend to avoid plot. We’re trained to be plot snobs, focused only on character development and description and point-of-view amongst other things. But your story can’t be plotless. Plot is tension, plot is drama, plot IS story.

I have no infographic skills, but Carly Watters does. Writers ask me all the time to explain genre differences, and I do. Carly does it better.  You're welcome. (Now you can go thank Carly by click...

The Difference Between Literary, Upmarket, & Commercial Fiction (an infographic not made by me)

Struggling to understand structure in literary fiction? Look no further! #writing #literary #literaryfiction #structure

Two Ways to Structure Your Literary Fiction Novel

Learn about two writing techniques inspired by screenwriters that you can employ when writing opening scenes for novels and other literary fiction.

The Screenwriter's Toolbox: Two Techniques Novelists Can Borrow from Film When Writing Opening Scenes

Learn about two writing techniques inspired by screenwriters that you can employ when writing opening scenes for novels and other literary fiction.

Is literary fiction dead?

Is literary fiction dead?

Is literary fiction dead? – The Writing Cooperative

Reading literary fiction improves empathy, study finds | Books | theguardian.com

Reading literary fiction improves empathy, study finds

Best Contemporary Literary Fiction (Around the Last 30 Years) | LibraryThing

Best Contemporary Literary Fiction (Around the Last 30 Years) | LibraryThing

As summer approaches, here are some of our favorite reads – from thrillers to literary fiction, memoir, history and politics

37 books we’ve loved so far in 2017

The Hardcover of the No One Cares about Crazy People: The Chaos and Heartbreak of Mental Health in America by Ron Powers at Barnes & Noble.

Reading literary fiction improves people's ability to recognize other people's mental states, while popular fiction and nonfiction do not, a study says. That may be because literary fiction tends to focus on the psychology and inner lives of the characters.

Want To Read Others' Thoughts? Try Reading Literary Fiction

Saffron Biscotti Based on a recipe from Stockholm's famed Vete-Katten bakery, these saffron-spiced biscotti are shorter and fatter than traditional ones.

Literary fiction: love it, hate it, or write it? - Prolifiko

Learn practical tips on writing literary fiction with this indispensable guide.

Great book club book ideas, including bestselling books for women and for adults. Featuring a blend of literary fiction, historical fiction, thrillers, memoirs, and more.

The Most Popular Book Club Books of the Past Decade

Featuring a blend of literary fiction, historical fiction, thrillers, memoirs, and more.

Popular literary fiction

Great Loves - Penguin Books - 181 mm x 111 mm - 2007 - Illustrations by David Pearson, Victoria Sawdon & Claire Scully

Graphic novels for fans of literary fiction.

Graphic Novels for People Who Like Literary Fiction

Often one of the most difficult parts of writing a novel is starting. The blank page is known to have intimidated even some of the greatest authors, so it should come as no surprise that no matter how many novels you’ve written – whether it’s your first or your 30th – the beginning is often th

7 Ways to Begin Your Next Novel

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