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Creating Tension In A Scene

Creating Tension In A Scene

Want to keep your readers on the hook and flipping the pages until the wee hours? Then check out this article from the author of Writing With Emotion, Tension, and Conflict.
Secondary and Minor Characters in Historical Fictional

Secondary and Minor Characters in Historical Fictional

Characters in a novel must come to life for your readers. In historical fiction, extra care must be taken to keep them true to their time period while furthering the plot.
Planning to Streamline Your Writing Process

Planning to Streamline Your Writing Process

Do you plan your novels before writing, or just dive in and begin writing? If you are thinking about writing a book, you may want to learn about the outstanding planning and execution…
Don't build scenes around the information you think you need to impart

Don't build scenes around the information you think you need to impart

Thinking that certain information needs to be understood by your readers is not a good reason to unload those details on them. You need to make your novel an active story to keep…
How to Write a Memoir: 9 Ideas for a Vivid Slice of Life

How to Write a Memoir: 9 Ideas for a Vivid Slice of Life

Do you want your memoir to stand out and be something that hooks your readers and helps them remember it forever? Dive into these great tips to help get you started.
How to Write the Opening Scene: Infusing Emotional Connection From Page One

How to Write the Opening Scene: Infusing Emotional Connection From Page One

If you want your readers to be hooked at the start of your book, you need to connect them deeply to the characters and make them feel invested. Read more to discover how…
How to Structure Stories With Multiple Main Characters

How to Structure Stories With Multiple Main Characters

Many writers often wonder how to structure and craft a story with multiple main characters. Dive into this article to learn more about creating a cohesive story with more than one main character.
Dive Deep Into What Makes Your Characters Vulnerable

Dive Deep Into What Makes Your Characters Vulnerable

Do you want your readers to feel deeply for your characters? Then explore these tips for making your characters genuinely vulnerable.
Why First Person POV Is NOT Deep POV

Why First Person POV Is NOT Deep POV

Think writing in first-person POV is automatically a deeper perspective? Think again. Jump into this article to understand how to make it DEEP!
How to Have Stronger Character Beginnings

How to Have Stronger Character Beginnings

Your readers need to be connected to your characters, or they'll lose interest in your book. Learn to solidify that connection before it's too late.
How to Craft Emotionally Complex Characters

How to Craft Emotionally Complex Characters

Emotionally flat characters can lead to reader boredom quickly. But how does a writer create complex characters? Read this to discover exactly how.
Mystery Novel Opening: Take Charge as the Ringmaster of Your Story with a Striking Beginning

Mystery Novel Opening: Take Charge as the Ringmaster of Your Story with a Striking Beginning

The anticipation of a novel should have some of the same feeling as when you went to the circus as a child and the ringmaster began the show.