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Question Of The Week

Would you rather tell a great story to a live audience of thousands or write a great story a few people read?

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When To TELL and Not SHOW.

We all know that in our writing that it’s been said over and over to show instead of tell. However, when is it appropriate to tell? The following article lays out just this puzzle when it comes to your story. … Continue reading

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How To Write Traumatic Effects Into Your Story.

If you’re writing a traumatic experience into the backstory of your character, how will you show how it affects your character in the present? Do you know the signs and symptoms of recalling a past traumatic experience and how they … Continue reading

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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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How To Write The Small Scenes

You’ve got your major scenes plotted, and each act is laid out. What about your smaller transitional scenes? These small scenes may seem insignificant at the time but add up over the course of a novel and can become prime … Continue reading

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Creating A Religion For Your Fantasy World

Are you in the process of building a world for your novel? Have you considered all aspects? Within your newly created world is there one or many religions that the inhabitants subscribe to? How does one go about inventing a … 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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