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Where To Insert The Inciting Incident

That status quo is shaken, and the real story begins. At what point in your novel should you shake things up for your main character? The placement of the inciting incident varies from story to story. The length of its … Continue reading

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Self-Inserts:The Good, Bad, & Ugly.

Self-insert is a new term for me, but the concept is wildly rampant among new writers, especially in first novels which I am currently finishing. So am I guilty of using the self-insert? Absolutely! I think we all are to … Continue reading

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Wednesday’s Writing Prompt

So many people will know. Will it make a difference for those responsible for the atrocities? Only tomorrow will tell.

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Wednesday’s Writing Prompt

She looked up at Devin’s reflection and knew they had to get out of the city before the second wave came through. Once to the woodline, they would have a whole new set of problems.

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Stop! Don’t Write These Stories.

I found this article yesterday and honestly thought it was a little, well, obvious. However, I’ve seen every storyline mentioned on the big screen so someone is writing these stories and they seem to be getting published. With that said, … Continue reading

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Crafting Cunning Characters

How do you create crafty and cunning characters in your stories? It’s not enough to tell the reader a character is cunning you must show it in their actions. The article that followers describes how to craft those cunningly interesting … Continue reading

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How To Write A Heartbreaking Character Death

It has been said that the more we put into creating a character the more we must put into killing them. Only makes sense right? When you kill off a character you want your readers to feel the full impact … Continue reading

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