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How to Write a Compelling Story Arc

How to Create a Compelling Story Arc

April 14, 2020

You’ve got a great story idea you’re confident can become a page turner.  This is the one that won’t leave you alone. Every time you think or speak of it, you embellish it. Now what?  Plan your story like you’d plan a vacation — you… [Continue reading below]

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What Is an Epilogue

What Is an Epilogue? Everything You Need to Know

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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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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