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When An Idea Breaks Your Manuscript – 4 Ways To Fix It

When An Idea Breaks Your Manuscript – 4 Ways To Fix It

Manuscripts often take on a life of their own. Even with the best planning, an idea may stop you in your tracks. What do you do when this happens?
Four Ways Your Characters Could Be Sabotaging Themselves (And How That’s Good for Your Story!)

Four Ways Your Characters Could Be Sabotaging Themselves (And How That’s Good for Your Story!)

Making a character that sometimes is their own worst enemy can create a dimension of realism and can make your characters more likable and relatable.
Strong v.s. Weak Plots: How To Make a Weak Plot Stronger

Strong v.s. Weak Plots: How To Make a Weak Plot Stronger

Your book's plot is one of the most critical elements of creating a successful story. Review these four types of weak plots and learn to easily fix them
4 Ways Movement Effects Deep POV

4 Ways Movement Effects Deep POV

Help your readers form better connections with your characters by learning how to use movement to deepen Point of View in your writing.
How To Work Twists, Turns, and Reveals in Your Mystery

How To Work Twists, Turns, and Reveals in Your Mystery

Creating a compelling mystery that drops clues, foreshadows critical elements, and surprises the reader with the reveal is a difficult task to achieve.
Character Arcs

Character Arcs

Character arcs are a powerful tool that a writer can develop to pull the reader through the story and keep them connected to specific characters.
Unconventional Writing and Fiction Rules

Unconventional Writing and Fiction Rules

We've been told we have to follow all the writing and grammar rules to be published, but then we study writers who break all the rules! Which is it?
10 Strategies For More Effective Writing

10 Strategies For More Effective Writing

Connecting with readers is one of the most important aspects of being a writer. Brush up on the specific strategies that will make you successful.
Guide to Writing in First Person POV

Guide to Writing in First Person POV

Shifting to writing in the first person can be challenging when coming from the more common third person. Follow this guide to ease the transition.
The Secrets of Successful Collaborative Writing

The Secrets of Successful Collaborative Writing

Writing does not need to be a solitary pursuit. Read this interesting interview with tips from a team of women who work together to publish books.
Five Common Reasons Stories Screech to a Halt

Five Common Reasons Stories Screech to a Halt

Your readers will drop your book if the story doesn't continue in a reasonable manner. Explore these common story stoppers and how to fix them.
Fixing a Sagging Middle in Your Novel

Fixing a Sagging Middle in Your Novel

No author wants a reader to stop midway through a book. If the middle of your story needs a boost, try identifying and fixing it with these ideas.