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 Craft a Distinct Character Voice

Do all your characters sound the same?You are losing readers. Read this to make all your dialogue rapid-fire and intense.

How to Write Better Heroes and Protagonists

How do you write a hero who stands out? How do you write a hero who is unique, unforgettable, and […]

13 Smart Shortcuts to Write Brilliant Characters

Everybody loves reading about a smart character who wields her intelligence like a battle-ax. But how do you actually write […]

The 13 Best Science Fiction Books of 2018

What are the best science fiction reads in 2018? This list has it all - wormholes, grimdark, Douglas Adams-style humor, and the very latest mind-bending scifi books.

12 Common Mistakes Editors are Sick of Seeing

What are the 12 most common mistakes authors make? I interviewed professional editors to find out...

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