P. S. Hoffman's Writing Blog

How Great Characters Make Great Stories

There are no great stories without great characters. Great characters feel real, which makes their stories feel real. Here's why it matters.

How to Kill Your Inner Perfectionist and Write More

Do you often procrastinate when it’s time to write?
Are you afraid to put out “bad writing?”
Are you obsessed with the results of your writing, rather than the joy of actually writing?
Do you set writing goals that sound good, but are impossible to reach?

The 13 Best Fantasy Books of 2021

Looking for the best fantasy books of 2021? This list represents the best in grimdark, adventure, romance, and anything else in the Fantasy genre!

The 7 Best Ways to Outline Your Novel (with Templates)

There is no “right way” to outline your novel. Every writer has their own outlining method. In some cases, writers […]

Want to Quit NaNoWriMo? 11 Reasons to Keep Writing

Should you quit NaNoWriMo? Or is there one really good reason to keep going...? This list is for the people teetering on the edge of "giving up."

How to (Actually) Get Better at Writing by Reading

Here's an ancient strategy that will improve your writing: Find a writing master Read their work... ...and copy all the […]

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