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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The Best LGBTQ Books Ever Written

The Best LGBTQ Books Ever Written

What are the best LGBTQ books ever written? Here's our definitive top 25 list.

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The Top 5 Horror Techniques of "Hereditary"

The Top 5 Horror Techniques of "Hereditary"

Hereditary is a masterwork of horror, both visually and in terms of writing. Here are five writing techniques that make it especially chilling.

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What is Exposition?

What is Exposition?

Any and all storytelling requires exposition – the explanation of how Character X got from Point A to Point B and then later to Point C. In this article, we examine what exposition is and how to use it in your work.

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