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Fiction

How to Create a Powerful Character Arc

January 8, 2020

Page-turning novels have plausible, believable, memorable characters.  Consider these classics: Gone With The Wind by Margaret Mitchell The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway The Sherlock Holmes novels by Arthur C. Doyle To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee Anne of Green Gables… [Continue reading below]

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character archetypes

12 Character Archetypes You Can Use to Create Heroes Your Reader Will Love

November 12, 2019

Guest post by Tami Nantz There’s no way around it: If you want to write a story that pulls in readers, you must include compelling characters. They need to feel: Believable Mysterious Relatable But that’s difficult to pull off—one reason most stories are unpublishable.  Maybe… [Continue reading below]

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story structures

7 Story Structures Any Writer Can Use

October 22, 2019

You may have a great story but no idea where to start. Whether an Outliner or a Pantser, you need an idea of where you’re going. So….  Where do you begin?  What’s the middle supposed to look like?  How do you craft a resounding ending?… [Continue reading below]

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How to write short stories

How to Write a Short Story That Captivates Your Reader

August 18, 2019

Trying to write a short story is the perfect place to begin your writing career. Why? Because it reveals many of the obstacles, dilemmas, and questions you’ll face when creating fiction of any length. If you find these things knotty in a short story, imagine… [Continue reading below]

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How to Develop a Great Story Idea

How to Develop a Great Story Idea

April 30, 2019

If you jumped online to find writing prompts or story ideas, you’re in the right place. But what I’m about to tell you may surprise you. Novelists must think differently from other writers. Our aim is to create a world our readers can get lost… [Continue reading below]

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