Avoid These 13 Mistakes First-Time Romance Authors Make

Avoid These 13 Mistakes First-Time Romance Authors Make

Bestselling romance authors share mistakes that newbie romance authors should avoid when writing, marketing, and building their business.

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How to Research in Preparation to Write Historical Romance

How to Research in Preparation to Write Historical Romance

Ever thought about writing historical romance? We interviewed author Rachelle Rea Cobb to get her tips for researching and writing in this genre.

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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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The Top 30 Romance Novels of All Time

The Top 30 Romance Novels of All Time

Continuing our Essential Reading series, this month we’re focusing on romance novels, from the classics to the breathless reads of today’s masters.

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Level-Up Your Writing with the Best Free Apps for Writers

Level-Up Your Writing with the Best Free Apps for Writers

We sent our team of writers out to find the best free writing apps out there. They looked at planning apps, productivity apps, editing apps, grammar checkers, content planning apps, free image software and more. These are their favorites.

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The Hero's Journey: Step-By-Step Guide with Examples

The Hero's Journey: Step-By-Step Guide with Examples

The Hero's Journey (also known as monomyth) is a common template for stories where a hero goes on an adventure, faces challenges, and returns home. Learn how to use this story structure.

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How to Copy Edit at Sentence-Level: An Editor's Guide

How to Copy Edit at Sentence-Level: An Editor's Guide

In this guide from editor JoEllen Nordström, learn what techniques and online writing tools are essential during line and copy editing. Plus, discover essential self-editing techniques so you can develop your writing skills and craft as an author while saving time and money on professional editing services.

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The Debut Dagger Award: Sponsored by ProWritingAid

The Debut Dagger Award: Sponsored by ProWritingAid

ProWritingAid is thrilled to be sponsoring the Crime Writers' Association's Debut Dagger award as part of their 2021 Dagger awards series. The CWA Debut Dagger is a renowned competition for the opening of a crime novel open to writers who are not yet traditionally published.

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What Is Foreshadowing: With Examples

What Is Foreshadowing: With Examples

Authors use foreshadowing to give their readers a hint of what's to come later in the story. Learn more about foreshadowing and discover how to use it in this post.

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 The Ultimate Guide to Self-Publishing for Awesome Indie Writers

The Ultimate Guide to Self-Publishing for Awesome Indie Writers

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The Best YouTube Channels for Writers

The Best YouTube Channels for Writers

Have you discovered the AuthorTube world? Here are 13 of the best writing channels on YouTube.

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Second Person Point of View: Guide and Examples

Second Person Point of View: Guide and Examples

Second person point-of-view is the "you" perspective. Using 2nd person POV means you're talking to the reader directly. Discover how to use this writing style effectively.

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 What Is Figurative Language? How to Use It In Your Writing

What Is Figurative Language? How to Use It In Your Writing

What is figurative language? Figurative language means using literary devices, techniques, and figures of speech to heighten sensory response and add meaning, clarity, or impact to your writing. In this article, learn what figurative language is and see examples of how to use it in your work.

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Best Online Writing Courses for Fiction Authors

Best Online Writing Courses for Fiction Authors

There is a wealth of information out there about writing fiction and selling your books. How do you know which courses are worth your time and money? Check out our list of the eight best online courses for fiction writers.

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Free Training: Editing with the 38 Story Elements

Free Training: Editing with the 38 Story Elements

Professional editor JoEllen Nordström guides you through the 38 story elements editors look for. You can self-edit using this list before submitting your manuscript for structural editing. Or, you can use this list to better understand the structural editing process.

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