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πŸ”Ÿ Signs Your Writing Is Amateurish & How To Fix It.

These tips are invaluable to all writers, especially new writers. Avoiding these mistakes is crucial to your author’s credibility. The article below lays out the top ten mistakes in your writing that make you come off as a newbie and … Continue reading

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The 5️⃣ Essential Elements You Need On Page #1 Of Your Story.

” So, how did it end?” “I don’t know. I lost interest after the first page.” You definitely don’t want your readers saying this about your book. As a writer, you need to capture the audience from page one. How … Continue reading

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To ALL Us Writers: Here’s A Much Needed Kick In The Ass!

I love this video! It’s the hard truth and not sugar-coated. It is a much-needed reminder, especially during this #NaNoWriMo. I hope all writers take a moment, click the link below, and watch and let the overall message sink in. … Continue reading

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Scene Structure and How-To.

Building your novel from an idea into a manuscript can be a daunting task if you first don’t lay out a plan. Blueprinting your scenes will pave the road to your story’s success. The following article will give you ample … Continue reading

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Top Books On Writing To Help You Improve.

This list is short, but oh so sweet. If you purchase a book this week, make it one of these six, and you will not be disappointed. Improving your writing should be at the top of your want list as … Continue reading

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Using The Underworld In Your Story.

Descending into the underworld for a character can open so many doors to your story. High adventure, self-realization, or inner/outer triumph are just a few possibilities for your characters journey. The article attached below outlines the many circumstances one might … Continue reading

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Anti-Heroes and Anti-Villains.

What exactly is an anti-hero or anti-villain? If you have been mulling this question over in your head for a character idea, then you have stumbled upon the right article. The links below will take you to an exemplary explanation … Continue reading

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Is Your Story Worth Writing?

Are you pondering taking the plunge into writing a novel? Maybe you have your protagonist and antagonist all fleshed out in your head. But, is the story you want to tell worth the hours, days, weeks, and months of effort … Continue reading

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Writing An Unlikeable Protagonist.

Your protagonist doesn’t always need to be everyone’s favorite. The character you love to hate can bring enormous depth to your story. The quick article below will walk you through the process of creating an unlikeable protagonist that will have … Continue reading

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Choosing a Point of View for Your Story.

POV can make or break your narrative. It’s true! Have you ever picked up a book and found your nerves being ground into pulp? It was probably the point of view the author chose. How do you know which POV … Continue reading

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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 Add A Red Herring Into Your Book.

Misleading your readers is one of the most powerful tools a writer has. Though there are many ways to do this, one of the most effective is the red herring. What is a red herring, you ask? The article and … Continue reading

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How To Come Up With A Title For Your Book.

Titles can be difficult to come up with. They have to stand out from the crowd and entice readers to pick up your book. So, how do you go about choosing the perfect title that will do your story justice? … Continue reading

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How To Insert A Theme Throughout Your Book.

Themes are the glue that binds every other aspect of your story together. They’re the overall experience your readers will feel. The handle of the blade that is your, the writers, central message. If asked, could you pinpoint the theme/s … 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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Question Of The Week

Do you edit as you write or do you wait until the end of your first draft?

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How To Write Larger Than Life Characters.

Bigger, better, more, and more and more and more. That’s what larger than life characters are. Hotter than hot. Colder than cold. With a depth that seems almost superhuman. Crafting characters your readers will want to jump inside of and … Continue reading

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How To Choose The Right Main Character.

So you have an idea for a story. You may have the tantalizing end twist in mind or even the grand opening scene that will hook your readers. You’ve probably even thought about some of the secondary characters. The mentor, … Continue reading

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How To Create Depth In Your Writing.

Are you looking for an easy way to add more depth to your writing? Do you sometimes feel as if your words are a little flat on the page? The article below will walk you through a quick and easy … Continue reading

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Flash Fiction: What Doesn’t Sell

So you’re wondering if your new piece of flash fiction has what it takes to get published. I’ve talked in the past about what to write. Well, today I’m sharing a video on what stories don’t sell. The vlog below … Continue reading

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