Advice for writers: Jim's articles previously published in magazines around the web.
If you’re struggling to meet your daily NaNoWriMo word count, or any other writing goals, take a few minutes for some useful procrastination to help you hit your writing targets.
Understanding your hero’s goals will help you plan your plot line and develop the engaging, motivated characters your readers will love to follow. Here are three easy steps to get you on your way to developing your characters’ goals.
To get to the heart of what motivates your characters, you need to find out what’s most important to them. Here are three exercises to find out what values drive your characters.
The mind can be a writer’s harshest critic, and it never seems to shut up. But you don’t need to pay attention to everything it says. In this post, we introduce three techniques to help you cope with self-criticism.
Authors can be tempted to cut corners in editing and production to save money. That’s risky because the quality of the final product can suffer. A poorly edited and produced novel risks being unread.
Editing is like housework, it goes unnoticed unless it’s not done. Here are five reasons why professional editing is a necessity for your writing.
Jim Dempsey describes five easy fixes for authors who want to save money on professional editing services.
If you’re thinking of employing an editor for your novel, take a look at this detailed list to help you decide if the editor is worth it. Or not.Writer's Digest explaining the kinds of corrections an editor can make to a manuscript, and how editors and authors can work together to make a great novel even better.