Holding Back Your Backstory

Holding Back Your Backstory

Many readers struggle to figure out how much backstory is too much. DailyWritingTips explores this topic on their blog.

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What is the Snowflake Writing Method?

What is the Snowflake Writing Method?

Is the snowflake novel-writing method right for you? Here's why it's worth a try.

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How to Become an Instant Subject Matter Expert  

How to Become an Instant Subject Matter Expert  

Sometimes a corporate copywriter or a non-fiction freelance writer must write about subjects that they know little, or nothing, about. It may sound impossible, but it can and will be done. Here are 12 top tips to becoming a subject matter expert.

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How to Avoid Halfway-Through-NaNoWriMo Burnout

How to Avoid Halfway-Through-NaNoWriMo Burnout

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

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The Best Crime Books Ever Written

The Best Crime Books Ever Written

What are the best crime novels ever written? Here's our definitive list!

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Three Things I Learned at Tribe Conference 2018

Three Things I Learned at Tribe Conference 2018

A few weeks ago, ProWritingAid's Hayley Milliman went to Nashville to attend Tribe Conference for the first time. Here are her takeaways.

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How to Get the Idea for Your Novel

How to Get the Idea for Your Novel

Bestselling author Louise Dean shares how to get the idea for your novel.

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Writing For Your Mental Health

Writing For Your Mental Health

Sometimes, writing isn't about crafting the next great novel or ground-breaking paper. Sometimes, it's about finding a way to honor your inner thoughts and feelings.

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How to Nail Third-Person Narrative

How to Nail Third-Person Narrative

Who here likes to play God? Do you enjoy making your characters dance like a puppet on a string? Or do you agonize over every twist of the screw you make that ratchets the tension? If you answered yes to the puppeteer role, you probably like writing in the third-person omniscient point of view.

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The Benefits of Story Subplot

The Benefits of Story Subplot

Add subplots to your novel to make your story more relatable and entertaining. Tips to creating a subplot that works, how subplots enhance your story, and subplot pitfalls.

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