Mastering Foreshadowing in Your Story

July 3, 2023

If your story starts with anything foreboding—creaking floors, snuffed-out candles, or  threatening skies, you’re implying danger or terrible trouble ahead for your main character.  Masterful storytellers foreshadow such things with disquieting clues of what’s to come.  What is Foreshadowing? And Why is it Important? Foreshadowing is a literary device authors use to lay a foundation […]

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5 Tips to Mastering First-Person Point of View

April 3, 2023

From childhood you’ve been telling stories in the first-person, using I, me, and my. It’s the simplest way to relay an experience. It can also be the best point of view for you as a beginning writer. Read on for first-person point of view tips, tricks, and pitfalls. Why Use the First-Person Point of View? […]

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A Complete Guide to Narrative Writing—Stories Well Told

February 21, 2023

What keeps readers turning pages, moviegoers glued to their seats, and Netflix watchers up all night? Narrative—a well-told story. Want to get a handle on narrative writing so you can tell that story that’s burning inside you? Read on… What is Narrative Writing?  Any piece of writing that tells a story — fiction or nonfiction. […]

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Creative Writing 101

February 13, 2023

You love to write and have been told you have a way with words. So you’ve decided to give writing a try—creative writing. The problem is, you’re finding it tougher than you thought it would be. You have a great story idea, but you’re not sure how to turn it into something people will read. […]

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How to Format a Manuscript for Self-publishing

December 21, 2021

Guest Post by Dave Chesson It can seem complicated to format a manuscript for self-publishing, but with the right software and formatting knowledge, it’s not as difficult as you may think. In this article, I’ll provide you with the know-how to properly format your manuscript for printing or ebook publication. You’ll also learn which software […]

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