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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Advice from Kurt Vonnegut that Every Writer Needs to Read

Advice from Kurt Vonnegut that Every Writer Needs to Read

Kurt Vonnegut, author of such classics as *Slaughterhouse Five* and *Breakfast of Champions*, stands today as one of the 20th century’s most important American writers. I can’t think of anyone better placed to give literary advice, and, thankfully, he agreed with me. These eight tips were originally written by Vonnegut to apply exclusively to writers of short stories, but I reckon they’re just as useful for writers of longer fiction.

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Google Keep: The Tool for Marketing Authors

Google Keep: The Tool for Marketing Authors

Authors can use Google Keep for everything from story research and characters to marketing. Find your notes fast with this easy-to-use application.

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The Perils of Relying Too Much on Your Editing Tool

The Perils of Relying Too Much on Your Editing Tool

An editing tool is a writer’s best friend. But there comes a time in every writer’s life when you shouldn’t rely on your tool. You need to go old school and self-edit manually. Here's how to do it.

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Literary Devices: Does Anyone Use Hubris Today?

Literary Devices: Does Anyone Use Hubris Today?

Do you remember the story of Icarus in Greek mythology? It's one of the most classic examples of hubris in literature. In this article, we take a look at hubris and what it means.

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What Entrepreneurs Can Learn about Communication from an Algorithm

What Entrepreneurs Can Learn about Communication from an Algorithm

The key to effectively communicating your thoughts, ideas and mandates is through concise, clear writing. Not every entrepreneur has these skills. The good news is: you can learn how to write so anyone can understand you from an algorithm.

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FREE EBOOK: 20 Editing Tips from Professional Writers

FREE EBOOK: 20 Editing Tips from Professional Writers

This practical guide contains 20 important writing tips and techniques from a wide range of professional writers. Some focus on the minutia of specific word selection; others focus on the more complex ideas like finding the right metaphor, policing your work for Purple Prose, or figuring out when it’s time to send it off to potential publishers.

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How to Use Deus Ex Machina Like Stephen King

How to Use Deus Ex Machina Like Stephen King

Is deus ex machina "Persona Non Grata" in fiction? Here's the case for when it works and when it doesn't.

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How to Choose Self-Publishing Services

How to Choose Self-Publishing Services

Today is the golden age of self-published authors. With an excellent idea, some creative juices, the tenacity to complete a manuscript, professional editing, and a robust marketing platform, you can have your work published and sold all over the world. Choosing the most appropriate self-publishing service is crucial to your success. Take a look at these five routes and decide which is right for you.

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The Low-Down on First-Person Narrative

The Low-Down on First-Person Narrative

Are you considering first-person narrative for your next project? Go no further until you read this post!

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