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Characters Emotions

Masterfully Showing Emotion in Your Characters

August 13, 2019

Guest post by C.S. Lakin Effectively rendering emotion is challenging, but it’s a necessary skill if you’re a fiction writer. Readers want to be moved and never forget what reaches their hearts. If we writers don’t carefully, masterfully evoke emotion, we fail as storytellers. There… [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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4 Ways to Create Tension in Your Story

4 Ways to Create Tension in Your Story

April 16, 2019

Guest post by Bridget McNulty Tension is the secret sauce that ensures that “I’ll read just one more page before bed” feeling. Four ways to ensure your story has the right amount: 1. Create a conflict your characters care about Before you plan your story’s… [Continue reading below]

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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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