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The Writer’s Guide to Creating the Plot of a Story

The Writer’s Guide to Creating the Plot of a Story

February 26, 2019

Great page-turning stories live or die by their plots. “I took the dog to the park” doesn’t interest me. “You won’t believe what happened when I took the dog to the park” interests me. I want to know what happened, so I’ll stick with you… [Continue reading below]

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Novel research

3 Research Hacks for Your Novel

April 24, 2018

Guest post by Dave Chesson Research can make or break your novel. When readers choose your book, they expect to be transported into a believable and engrossing world. Research is the key to creating an immersive environment to be enjoyed and savored. Conversely, a badly… [Continue reading below]

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How to Write a Novel: A 12-Step Guide

How to Write a Novel: A 12-Step Guide

March 6, 2018

You’ve always wanted to write a novel. But something’s stopped you. Maybe you’ve tried before, only to get thirty pages in and lose steam because: Your story idea didn’t hold up You couldn’t overcome procrastination You feared your writing wasn’t good enough You ran out… [Continue reading below]

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How to Write a Prologue for Your Novel

How to Write a Prologue for Your Novel

February 13, 2018

Do you start your novel with a Prologue? Or do you dive right into Chapter One? The choice can determine whether readers are drawn in or never get past the first page. I lean away from a Prologue whenever possible. When I do use one,… [Continue reading below]

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Personalizing Your Character’s Emotional Wound

Personalizing Your Character’s Emotional Wound

December 5, 2017

Guest blog by: Becca Puglisi Emotional wounds are tricky to write about. Abuse, betrayal, victimization, and the death of a loved one may exist in our characters’ pasts and so must be explored. But these are also real life events that cause damage to real… [Continue reading below]

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