How to Bring Diversity to Your Story

How to Bring Diversity to Your Story

By Nicole Pierce   Here at Quill Shift, we look for and encourage books with diverse characters. When we say “diverse characters” we are referring, but not limiting, to characters of different races and ethnicities, religious backgrounds, sexual orientations,...
Pacing Your Story to Avoid Annoyed Readers

Pacing Your Story to Avoid Annoyed Readers

By Nicole Pierce   When readers, writers, reviewers, and editors talk about what makes a good story, you’ll hear a lot about the characters.   Do the main characters grow throughout the manuscript? Are the secondary characters just as fleshed out as the main...
The Art and Science of the Info-Dump

The Art and Science of the Info-Dump

Throw The Rulebook Out the Window… Except Not Really   By Aimee Lucido   No one likes rules. Half the fun of writing is throwing the rulebook out the window. You killed off a character on page 30 who you need back on page 150? Eureka! You just invented...