Figurines on Keyboard

How to Create Dazzling Dialogue

July 10, 2017

Guest blog by Gabriela Pereira Of all aspects of the writing craft, dialogue is by far my favorite. Maybe it’s because dialogue makes me feel like I’m in the scene with the characters or lets me see their dynamic personalities bounce off each other. Or maybe… [Continue reading below]

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How to write a series

How to Write a Series of Novels Your Readers Will Love

April 18, 2017

Writing a series is daunting. Each installment must both stand alone and work as part of the whole. You’re forced to keep up with all the elements you exploit in a single novel and make sure they serve the entire entity: characters, plot, settings, everything…. [Continue reading below]

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Does this scene deserve a place in your story?

Does This Scene Deserve a Place in Your Story? 2 Ways to Find Out

April 4, 2017

Guest post by K.M. Weiland “Cut this scene. It doesn’t move the plot.” That is my most frequent comment on manuscripts I edit for others. It causes most writers to groan. Not only am I telling you to cut your beloved scenes (perhaps even your… [Continue reading below]

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Writing a perfect scene

8 Steps to Writing a Perfect Scene—Every Time

November 28, 2016

Guest post by C.S. Lakin You know how complex writing a novel can be. 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… [Continue reading below]

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NaNoWriMo 2017

Participating in NaNoWriMo 2020? Caution!

October 18, 2016

NaNoWriMo 2020 is right around the corner. This wildly popular phenomenon, National Novel Writing Month, starts November 1, and you’re urged to write an entire novel by the end of the month. Wouldn’t it be great to actually finish a 50,000-word novel in 30 days? Since… [Continue reading below]

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