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Articles by Kyle A. Massa

Kyle A. Massa is the author of the short fiction collection Monsters at Dusk and the novel Gerald Barkley Rocks. He lives in upstate New York with his wife and their two cats. Learn more about Kyle and his work at his website, kyleamassa.com.

The Perks of Being an Indie Author

The Perks of Being an Indie Author

Are you ready to strike out on your own and become an independent author? Indie author Kyle A. Massa examines the best reasons to say yes.

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How to Optimize Your Goodreads Author Page

How to Optimize Your Goodreads Author Page

Goodreads is a powerful platform for writers who want more readers. Learn how to improve your Goodreads profile in this article.

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5 Reasons to Write a Short Story Collection

5 Reasons to Write a Short Story Collection

Have you ever considered writing a short story collection? You'd be surprised at how fun and satisfying it can be. In this article, author Kyle A. Massa will do his best to convince you!

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A Writing Space: How to Find Your Optimal Writing Environment

A Writing Space: How to Find Your Optimal Writing Environment

Us writers are like animals—we need the right habitat to thrive. Here's how to find your perfect writing environment.

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How to Master "Show, Don't Tell"

How to Master "Show, Don't Tell"

Is "show, don't tell" useful writing advice? Author Kyle A. Massa goes deep on the subject in this article.

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Afternoon Showers: How to Use Weather in Fiction

Afternoon Showers: How to Use Weather in Fiction

Is weather one of the most under-utilized facets of fiction? In this article, speculative fiction author Kyle A. Massa explores several ways to use it in your work.

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5 Brands of Horror and How to Use Them Effectively

5 Brands of Horror and How to Use Them Effectively

Horror is all about psychology. In this article, author Kyle A. Massa analyzes not only what scares readers, but why it scares them.

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5 Questions to Create a Compelling Protagonist

5 Questions to Create a Compelling Protagonist

Want to craft a compelling protagonist? Of course you do! In this article, speculative fiction author Kyle A. Massa poses five key questions that can help.

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In Defense of Stand-Alone Novels

In Defense of Stand-Alone Novels

Is it really better to write series? Here are several reasons stand-alone novels still rule.

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The Eagle Problem: Why Authors Must Be Careful with Magic

The Eagle Problem: Why Authors Must Be Careful with Magic

Powerful magic is fun in theory, but it can ruin the logic of your plot. Kyle A. Massa covers one of the most infamous examples of this issue and the lessons authors can learn from it.

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Getting Through the Midpoint of NaNoWriMo

Getting Through the Midpoint of NaNoWriMo

We're halfway through National Novel Writing Month! Here are some tips on making sure you finish.

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Steven Pinker's 13 Tips for Better Writing

Steven Pinker's 13 Tips for Better Writing

Steven Pinker is an author, professor, and researcher who has some excellent advice for writers everywhere. In this post, Kyle A. Massa breaks down his 13 tips, offering commentary on each of them so that you can improve your writing.

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New ProWritingAid Feature: Edit Your Dictionary!

New ProWritingAid Feature: Edit Your Dictionary!

Want to edit the words in your ProWritingAid dictionary? Now you can! We'll show you how it works, where you can do it, and why it's a feature everyone's excited about.

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5 Amazing Apps for Mind Mapping

5 Amazing Apps for Mind Mapping

What is a mind mapping app? For that matter, what is mind mapping? In this article, we'll show writers everything they need to know about the world of mind maps.

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5 Fast Ways to Improve Your Writer's Website

5 Fast Ways to Improve Your Writer's Website

Want to make improvements to your writer's website? We'll show you how to reduce webpage clutter, improve your SEO, build with mobile in mind, and more.

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