This website is all about mentoring and helping you to become an author of fiction. Even more: it's a guide on your way to becoming a published author. My intention is that this will become one of the best creative writing websites  in the whole internet, full of the highest quality free fiction writing advice, and free creative writing tips.

As the best-selling author of three novels (so far), I want to share with you all I know about how to become an author.

My name's Tracy Culleton, and I’m passionate about writing fiction and creative writing.

When I started off writing novels, I had to find my own way. I made lots of mistakes and went down many cul-de-sacs, and had to find my own resources - all of which took time which would have been better spent writing.

This site is a one-stop shop for everything to do with writing fiction (just check out the options below!). I’m sure you’ll find plenty of value here.

I’ve created many tools and techniques for writing, and adapted others such as EFT - Emotional Freedom Technique (see the page on Writer's Block for more on EFT, and how it will help you erase Writer's Block forever.)

I need to tell you too, that everything on this site is either written by me, or - in one or two cases, which are very clearly indicated - by others who are experts in what they say and who have been specifically invited by me to write for this website. There's no content written by $5-per-article freelancers and passed off as original content. Perhaps other websites do that - but not this one. That's my promise to you.

Take your time here, wander round, enjoy and learn.

Tracy Culleton
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All About Plots

There are conventions and archetypes to plots, but you need to be original too. Find out how to reconcile this dilemma here.

Character Creation

Creating interesting, dynamic and compelling characters is an essential part of fiction writing. We explore that topic here. 

Point Of View

Point Of View, or POV, is a topic many writers struggle with. But it's essential to get it right. 


Half the fun of reading is getting to eavesdrop on others' conversations. So how do  you, as the writer, write good dialogue?

Writing Mistakes

There are many mistakes that writers typically make. Here is the information about them, and how to avoid them. 

Editing Secrets

Completing your first draft is a huge achievement and to be celebrated. Then you need to edit that first draft.

Getting Published

Now that you've finished writing and editing your book, you need to learn about the publishing process. 

Your Writing Career

If you're serious about your writing you'll want to make it your career, either full-time or part-time.  Here is information about that.

Novel Writing Process

So, where do you start? How do you go about the nuts and bolts of writing a novel? Here are some ideas for you.

Creative Writing Ideas

Here are some ideas for getting the creative juices flowing, and how to call upon the Muse whenever you like.

Writer's Block

It's a curse that plagues us all - the dreaded writer's block. Here's how to combat it.

Literary Devices

Here are tricks of the trade to help you in your writing.

Novel Writing Software

All about novel writing software for writers - reviews and information 

Holly Lisle's Resources

I'm a huge fan of Holly Lisle's training for writers, and I share some of her best here. 

Books For Writers

There is so much wisdom about writing available for us - here are my favourites.

Writing Definitions

Here's a glossary of some of the jargon or terms used in creative writing. 

Gifts For Writers

What do you get for a loved one who's a writer? Even if that loved one is you!

My Novels

Information about my five novels.

Fiction Genre

All about genre, or what category your story falls into

My Short Stories

Here are three of my short stories you might like to read. 

Quotes About Writing

Quotes to inspire you, motivate you and encourage you.