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Articles by Krystal N. Craiker

Krystal N. Craiker is an author and freelance writer. She is the author of the Scholars of Elandria fantasy series. When she isn't writing, you can find her playing board games and volunteering. Krystal lives in Texas with her husband and two adorable dogs. Visit her website or follow her on Instagram.

How to Write a Romance Novel: Tips to Improve Your Storytelling

How to Write a Romance Novel: Tips to Improve Your Storytelling

If you want to learn how to write a romance novel, you’re in the right place. In this ultimate guide, you’ll learn about sub-genres, plotting, characters, and more. We’re with you all the way, from meet cute to happily ever after.

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Learn Some of the Best Ways to Introduce Yourself in an Email

Learn Some of the Best Ways to Introduce Yourself in an Email

Wondering how to introduce yourself in a business email? In this article, we break down the best ways to introduce yourself in an email, depending on who you're writing for and why you're writing. Find examples and explanations in this article.

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How to Write a Romance: Genre Expectations Versus Tropes

How to Write a Romance: Genre Expectations Versus Tropes

Romance readers want fresh stories, but they also have certain expectations. Here's how to freshen up romance writing while also giving your readers what they expect from their favorite genre.

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WhiteSmoke Alternative: Which Is Better for You?

WhiteSmoke Alternative: Which Is Better for You?

Which grammar checker is better: WhiteSmoke or ProWritingAid? Compare all the key features of these two writing apps in this article.

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Sapling Alternative - A Comprehensive Comparison

Sapling Alternative - A Comprehensive Comparison

Sapling and ProWritingAid are tools that help you write more effectively. We compare ProWritingAid and Sapling in this article.

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Then vs. Than: Learn When to Use Which

Then vs. Than: Learn When to Use Which

"Than" and "then" are two words that sound alike but have different meanings and uses. In this article, learn how to use "than" versus "then" correctly.

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Affect vs. Effect: What's the Difference?

Affect vs. Effect: What's the Difference?

It's easy to confuse affect and effect. Affect is usually a verb, meaning to impact or change. Effect is usually a noun, meaning the result of a change. Learn more in this article.

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The Top 5 Must-Have Customer Service Skills and How to Develop Them

The Top 5 Must-Have Customer Service Skills and How to Develop Them

Your customer service team is the number one touchpoint for your customers after a sale. But providing great customer service is an art form. Here are 5 of the top skills your team needs to give customers the best experience every time.

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The Best Customer Service Scripts and How to Use Them

The Best Customer Service Scripts and How to Use Them

Customer service scripts can be a great tool for your team to cut down on response times and boost your QA scores. But like most tools, they need to be used carefully. Read our guide on how to write great customer service scripts and when (or when not) to use them.

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Em Dash: When and How to Use It Correctly

Em Dash: When and How to Use It Correctly

Use an em dash to set off parenthetical information. In this article, we explain what an em dash is and how to use it.

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Novel Outlining: How to Use Maps to Plot Your Story

Novel Outlining: How to Use Maps to Plot Your Story

Maps don't have to be just a pretty feature for the front of your book. They can help you plot a detailed, realistic story. Here are four ways you can use maps to plan your novel.

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12 Best Google Add-ons, Apps, and Extensions for the Classroom

12 Best Google Add-ons, Apps, and Extensions for the Classroom

Google has changed the education game, but are you using it to its full potential? Check out these 12 amazing Google apps, extensions, and add-ons to use in your classroom.

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5 Creative Ways To Craft Compelling Characters

5 Creative Ways To Craft Compelling Characters

If you're tired of generic character inventories and you need fresh ideas to create realistic, compelling characters, try these five writing exercises.

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8 Amazing Books by Women Everyone Should Read

8 Amazing Books by Women Everyone Should Read

March was Women's History Month, and we discovered some incredible reads. Check out these eight great fiction and non-fiction books to enjoy all year round.

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8 Lessons Authors and Readers Can Learn from Fanfiction

8 Lessons Authors and Readers Can Learn from Fanfiction

Fanfiction might conjure images of nerdy teens and bad love stories, but it's actually a passionate world of writers. Here are eight valuable lessons we can learn from the fanfic community.

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