Doug Landsborough

Doug Landsborough

Doug Landsborough can’t get enough of writing. Whether freelancing as an editor, blog writer, or ghostwriter, Doug is a big fan of the power of words. In his spare time, he writes about monsters, angels, and demons under the name D. William Landsborough. When not obsessing about sympathetic villains and wondrous magic, Doug enjoys board games, horror movies, and spending time with his wife, Sarah.

How Many Chapters Should I Cram Into My Book?

There's no easy way to determine how many chapters you should have in your book, but let's figure out how many will work for you.

How Rich Will I Be After I Write a Book?

How much do authors make? It's a question every writer asks at least once. We break it down for you in this blog!

The Anatomy of Action: How to Write a Fight Scene

Fight scenes are what some readers live for, but writing them can be tough. Let's dissect how to write a fight scene in your novel.

Types of Character Motivation - What Gets Them Out Of Bed?

Character motivation is essential in creating characters your readers will care about. Learn about the types of motivation with Dabble!

How to Write a Good Villain: Full Recipe

It isn't easy to write a good villain, at least not without the right ingredients. Let Dabble give you the perfect recipe for a villain!

How to Plan a Novel That Rocks

Outlining your future bestseller isn't easy! But we break it down for you so you can plan a novel that rocks.

Don’t Be Conflicted About the Four Types of Story Conflict

Conflict is what makes books worth reading. Join us as we explore the four types of conflict you can use to make you story memorable!

Start a Story Right

The words you use to start a story are some of the most important you'll write. We'll help make sure you get them right!

The Common Person/Everyman Archetype - Everything You Need to Know

The Common Person or Everyman is a powerful archetype that can instantly relate to your readers. Learn how to use it in your writing!

The Creator Archetype - Everything You Need to Know

The Creator Archetype breathes life into their art, often to an obsessive level. Learn all about using this archetype in your writing!

The Sage Archetype - Everything You Need To Know

The Sage archetype is an important one in all storytelling—one that can either help or hinder the protagonist's journey in your book.

The Magician Archetype - Everything You Need To Know

The Magician archetype is one of the most popular archetypes in writing. In this blog, we explain everything you need to know about Magicians!

What is Chekhov's Gun?

Chekhov's Gun is a fundamental principle in writing. Join us as we examine what this principle is so you can apply it to your own writing.

What is the Snowflake Method?

We break down Randy Ingermanson's Snowflake Method, a type of outlining that can make writing your book much easier and faster.

What is Freytag's Pyramid?

One of the original story structures, Freytag's Pyramid is the foundation for dramatic stories and tragedies. Learn all about it with Dabble!

What are the different types of book editing?

Editing your book can be a daunting task. In this article, we breakdown the different types of editing and when you should apply them.

Story Structures: The Fundamentals You Need to Know

Story structures are the frameworks that tie your story together. A story structure can help guide your book to be the best it can be!

14 Common Character Archetypes You Should Know

Character archetypes can help you write complex, three-dimensional characters. Learn more about them, including 14 common types, with Dabble.

Punctuation Basics - A Beginner's Guide

Writing with proper punctuation can feel like the hardest part of writing. Don't worry, we've made a Beginner's Guide to Punctuation to help!

Finishing your First Draft - Day Six

Plot is pretty much everything that happens in your story. So let's look at some methods that can help map out your story.

Finishing your First Draft - Day One

Finishing your first draft is quite possibly the biggest challenge you'll face as a fiction writer. To be successful, where should you start?

Should I Pay a Publisher to Publish My Book? NO!

The publishing landscape is always changing, so many writers wonder: should I pay a publisher? Let's take a look at all your publishing options.

Finishing your First Draft - Day Seven

Time to learn one of the most powerful tools in your arsenal. Welcome to the Plot Grid.

Finishing your First Draft - Day Nine

It's time to start writing. Get started by setting goals, and removing some sneaky myths from your mind.

Finishing your First Draft - Day Two

Writing well requires preparation. Set up your space, gather your tools, and adjust your mindset to crush your writing goals.

Finishing your First Draft - Day Ten

You have the knowledge and you have the tools. Time to become the writer you want to be. You got this!

Finishing your First Draft - Day Three

Your writing method will determine a lot about your process. Are you a Plotter or a Pantser?

Can You Make a Living as a Writer?

Have you every wondered whether you can make a living as a writer? It is far from easy, but we break down the way you can achieve your dreams as a career author.

How to Write a Good Antagonist: Full Recipe

Antagonists are some of the most important types of characters in stories, but also some of the most difficult to write. Let's breakdown what makes a good antagonist.

Seriously, What Makes Good Prose?

Prose describes how you write your book, and it can be challenging to get right. So, in this article, we cover what makes good prose.

Finishing your First Draft - Day Four

Characters are the heart of a story. Let's talk about arcs, conflict, and growth.

Finishing your First Draft - Day Eight

Theme is subtle, tricky, and will likely be the most effective way to get your audience emotionally engaged. So how do you do it?

The Best Character Template Ever (100+ Character Traits!)

We've got you covered with the best character template ever to help bring your story's characters to life!

Finishing your First Draft - Day Five

Characters come with traits, flaws, problems and much more. Time to dig into those and start giving some depth to them.