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The Writer’s Guide to Worldbuilding

The Writer’s Guide to Worldbuilding: How to Create Captivating Settings

March 30, 2020

A book like A Game of Thrones, a movie like Star Wars, or even a video game like Final Fantasy can make it appear their creators have effortlessly built a fantasy world out of nothing. In fact, these worlds may feel as real as the… [Continue reading below]

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What Is an Epilogue

What Is an Epilogue? 3 Steps to Writing a Good One

March 16, 2020

Full disclosure: I’m not a huge fan of Epilogues. That’s not to say they’re all bad. In fact, I’ve ended several of my novels with Epilogues. Done right, they can be a powerful way to leave your reader satisfied. But beware! Approach your Epilogue wrong… [Continue reading below]

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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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