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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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Is Your Book Ready To Publish Or Query?

Knowing when to publish is a tricky question. Is your manuscript ready? Have you rewritten and edited enough? Have you gotten the reaction you wanted from beta readers? So many questions and so many decisions, what do you do? The … Continue reading

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How To Evoke A Certain TONE In Your Writing

Tone of voice is critical in pulling in your readers to the overall feel of your story. The choice of words or what the character notices in their surroundings can be great identifiers of tone. In the video that follows … Continue reading

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How To Self-Edit Your Novel.

Yesterday I talked about which editing services you should use once you’re at that point in your manuscript. However, before you get there, you should have completed a few rounds of self-editing. How do you go about doing that? The … Continue reading

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How To Successfully Market Your Book.

What comes to mind when you think about marketing your book? There are many different avenues to explore when talking about book marketing. Below, the video will talk about five marketing tips that will get your book out there to … Continue reading

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The First Pages Of Your Novel Should Have…

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 … Continue reading

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Bad Writing Advice You Should Always Ignore.

When we start writing we go looking for any and all advice we can find. This only makes sense. We want to learn so we can improve upon our craft. But we have to be wary of certain advice because … Continue reading

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How To Write Horror Part 4

In our final installment of today’s How to Write Horror series, we’re going to talk about horror cliches to avoid when writing your story. We all know a cliche when we read one. However, these might not be so obvious … Continue reading

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How To Write Better Horror Part 1

What are the most critical aspects of a horror story? The screams and scares? Well that’s true, that’s the end game but what do you need to do to guarantee those scares? In part one we are going to look … Continue reading

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How To Write Flashbacks And When To Use Them.

Do you use flashbacks in your stories? Are you sure you’re using them at the right moment? A flashback can be used to set up a story in a unique way, or it can fall flat and take away from … Continue reading

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1st Person or 3rd Person Narrative

Which point of view should you write your story in? Is there even a right answer? Well, maybe not but there are some things you must consider when choosing a POV. In the video below you will find the do’s … Continue reading

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Selling Books on Social Media

There are all sorts of misinformation when it comes to using social media to sell your book. How can you tell the good advice from the bad? The video below will walk you through the facts and give you a … 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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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 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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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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