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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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Author Branding And Why It Is Essential.

Branding is one of those buzz-words that can turn off creatives, but essentially, your brand is your promise to the reader. 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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Writing Mentally Ill Characters & How To Approach It.

The megalomaniacal CEO. The sociopathic killer. The suicidal teen. The anxious woman self-medicating with booze and pills while caring for her demented mother. As writers, we invite these characters into our stories because they are true-to-life and because their psychological problems invite curiosity and compassion. 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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Character Types & Which Ones Deserve A Place In Your Story.

Once you’re aware of character type, you’ll find yourself noticing it more and more in what you read and watch. You can then use this awareness to study that character and see what elements you can use in your own writing. 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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Wednesdays Writing Prompt

With the trail slowly disappearing behind them and the growing light before their eyes keeping a steady glow, they had to make a choice. Continue reading

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How To Beat Writing Distractions–Some Helpful Tips.

Let me ask you a question. Do you consistently accomplish all you hope for your writing? If not, you’re not alone. 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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Why Writers Should Carry A Notebook At All Times & The Top 10 Notetaking Apps.

Do you carry a notebook in your pocket, or have you gone digital?
It’s one of those writing tips that pops up everywhere — on lists of writing advice, in quotes bequeathed to us by the masters of writing, and even from the mouths of our teachers and professors: carry a notebook at all times. 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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Wednesdays Writing Prompt

From the observation deck she could see the entire city. Continue reading

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The 8-Point Story Structure & How You Can Use It To Write A Better Story.

That’s where the Eight Point Story Arc comes in. Basically it consists of eight steps for your story to follow- like a map. They stay in order no matter what happens in your story, but you decide how far apart they fall. Continue reading

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