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How many hours of practice do they say it takes to master an instrument? Well double that, and you might be halfway there when it comes to the craft of writing fiction. Creative writing is difficult, but that’s what makes it SO rewarding.
The more you write, the better you become, but there are other aspects you need to concentrate on. Reading and studying the masters is also necessary. Find the writers you admire and study their techniques. Read about writing, the more you consume, the more it will flow onto your pages. The article below will direct you to the nearest fountain of knowledge concerning creative writing.
You have your protagonist. You have your antagonist. Good to go right? No! Of course, we all know we need to populate our stories with multiple characters, and the cast should always include certain archetypes every time.
If you take the time to read the following article by KM Weiland, you will have a full picture of which characters are needed to grace the pages of your novel and make it the well-rounded story your readers will love.
I have an addiction. Apparently, I’m addicted to writing sentences in the passive voice. After each session of writing, I run my work through Grammarly and inevitably numerous passive voice errors pop up. I can’t stand them!
If you’re like me, and I hope you’re not dealing with this as well, then you need help. The video below will walk you through not only understanding passive voice but a simple trick to fix every passive sentence.
Are you starting on your first book? Maybe you’ve written ten and are looking for an easier way. Writing hacks can be very useful in getting your story idea down on paper and helping you push through the dreaded middle of your novel.
The video below lays out ten such writing hacks that have become standards for a lot of writers and have done so because they can push you forward when you become stuck on any given step in the process of writing a book.
This writing hack is often used in many novels, scripts, and TV/Film. It is so universal that, yes, you should be incorporating it into your stories.
If you are new to the rule of 3, the video below will introduce you and show you how to implement it. Give it a try and see how your stories depths expand.
The world in which your characters inhabit is as vital as the characters themselves. Your novels world will add ambiance, thrills, and much more to your story.
So what is worldbuilding and how do you go about creating this world? The video below will explain the basics of worldbuilding, and how you do it.
Worried the beginning of your novel isn’t going to captivate your readers? Then follow these eleven simple tips to make sure you have included everything you needed to hook them.
There is also a video on where to start your novel. The right place to begin can become a tricky decision and getting it wrong can doom any story.
I’ve been wanting to cover this topic for a while, and I finally found an article that discusses this wide-ranging subject in a practical manner. The cost of publishing your book is as varied as books themselves.
You can spend as little as a $1000 on up to and beyond $30000. Wherever you fall on this scale, there are certain parts of the publishing venture you shouldn’t skimp on. The article below breaks down the separate aspects of publishing and what you can expect to pay for them.
With the relatable protagonist, there usually comes the unlikable character that readers hate but must still relate to on some level or at least understand their reasons for being so unlikable. Do you know how to write these unique individuals into your story?
Unlikable doesn’t necessarily mean unrelatable. We can hate someone yet understand why they are the way they are. The article below lists the points you need to cover in creating unlikable characters that won’t turn people off.
The big fight scene, the grand reveal, and the fantastic finish all need one thing before they happen-anticipation on the part of your readers.
How do you build that anticipation? How do you create that feeling of, ‘I have to know?’ This clever technique will drive your stories above and beyond what you thought possible. Just read the article below, and you will be on you way to adding unforgettable anticipation.
Show don’t tell. We hear it everywhere we go looking for advice on writing. Why, because it is one of the biggest killers of writing and one of the most common.
With the article below you’ll be on your way to showing and not telling in no time. It gives helpful examples and ways to implement them.
What keeps us turning the pages deep into the night when we have to work in the morning? Conflict-how it’s used and how it’s resolved. The correct use of conflict will send your story through the atmosphere of your reader’s curiosity and attention.
How do you create conflict and keep it turned up? The following article will play out the steps you need to take and give you a good foundation on how to use conflict.
I’ve heard many people describe their progression as a writer, and I’ve been surprised not by how different these stories are, but how similar. That doesn’t mean everyone goes through these specific steps or does it in exactly this order, just that these growth experiences are shared by a lot of people. Continue reading
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