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Top 5 New Writer Mistakes & How To Recognize Them

If you’re new to writing, mistakes are going to be made. How do you keep from making those mistakes? Learn, learn, and learn. The most common mistakes can be avoided with a little knowledge and tips on how to prevent … Continue reading

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Show vs. Tell–Yes It’s Time To Talk About That Again

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 … Continue reading

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How To Craft The Perfect Novel Beginning.

The opening scene is one of the most crucial in your novel. It has to engage readers while introducing the most important aspects of the story. Continue reading

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The Stages All Writers Go Through–Which Stage Are You In?

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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Clichés To Avoid In Your Writing–At ALL Cost.

We, as writers, are trained to kill clichéd phrases in sentences. But that’s not the only place they can hide—they can infect the spaces between the words, too. Continue reading

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Writing The Perfect Murder Scene!!!

If you want your readers to believe your story, get the details right. Either write about what you know, or do your research properly. Continue reading

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How To Write An Exciting Thriller Novel.

A mystery follows an intellectual protagonist who puts together clues to solve a crime after it’s been committed, and a thriller details the prevention of a crime before it has been committed. Continue reading

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How To Write A Scene Like A Pro.

You not only have to come up with a great premise, engaging characters, high stakes, and conflict that pushes the protagonist toward his goal, but you must also learn how write a scene that compels readers—and fill your book with them. Continue reading

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How To Build TENSION In Your Story.

The stakes in fiction matter because stakes create tension. The protagonist’s ultimate happiness, perhaps even his life, depends on the outcome. Continue reading

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How To Write A Fight Scene That Kicks A**!

One thing is clear– the fight scene is short! That means every sentence must count. Now let’s examine the content of those sentences. Continue reading

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How To Create Emotion In Your Writing Without It Being Melodramatic.

All successful novels, no matter what genre, have one thing in common: Emotion Continue reading

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Character Creation & Development–How To Bring Them To Life.

Creating character interest is vital when trying to reel in devoted readers. After all, your characters are the building blocks of your novel. Continue reading

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How To Write Locations With Ease And Impact.

It’s time to take a closer look at locations.
Locations are more than simply a stage for your puppets to walk around on – each location is an opportunity to: Continue reading

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Audiobooks: A Bad Investment For Independent Authors | BookBaby Blog

This article was eye-opening. I was thinking about an audiobook for my upcoming novel, but now I’m rethinking this all together. https://blog.bookbaby.com/2019/01/audiobooks-are-a-bad-investment-for-independent-authors/

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How To Write Great Dialogue & Have It Move Your Story Forward.

Realistic dialogue written well can advance a story and flesh out characters while providing a break from straight exposition. Continue reading

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How To Overcome Writer’s Block Forever!

If you’re struggling with writer’s block, don’t get discouraged. This happens to every great writer at some point, and it’s easy to overcome it. Continue reading

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How To Write The Middle Of Your Novel–Without it Sagging.

Writing the middle of a novel has its own unique challenges. You need to develop your story further after your engrossing start and set in place the path to the end Continue reading

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Writing The Perfect Synopsis For Your Book.

Why do we writers hate producing a novel synopsis? Probably because, as authors, we’re very close to the story. Continue reading

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What’s In A Name? How To Name Your Characters & 9 Name Generators.

One major mistake writers make is thinking that they, the author, name their characters. They do not. So, if you don’t choose the character’s name, then who does? Continue reading

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Busting Myths About Writing & Writers.

Let’s just say I debunked some popular writing myths and have learned some valuable tricks that I’d like to now pass along. Continue reading

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