How to Write an Outstanding College Essay

How to Write an Outstanding College Essay

Want an A+ on your next college essay? We'll help you earn it with these tips.

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Why This is Your Year to Win NaNoWriMo

Why This is Your Year to Win NaNoWriMo

Want to participate in NaNoWriMo this year? Awesome! Prepare with these tips.

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Finding Your Unique Authorial Voice

Finding Your Unique Authorial Voice

Every author has a unique voice. It's just a matter of finding it. In this article, fantasy writer Kyle Massa offers his tips on how to discover your authorial voice.

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Why a Good Cover Sells More Books

Why a Good Cover Sells More Books

Your book cover is the prime marketing tool for your book. Learn the basic elements and how to use them to your advantage to grab readers’ interest.

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The Best Fantasy Novels of All Time

The Best Fantasy Novels of All Time

What are the greatest fantasy novels of all time? Here's our list of the top 25.

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Why You Can’t Afford to Run Out of Ideas

Why You Can’t Afford to Run Out of Ideas

Are ideas finite? What do writers do when they run out? If you're stuck, these tips can help.

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7 Legal Tips for Writers

7 Legal Tips for Writers

Plenty of writers make it through their entire careers without any legal troubles. But there are plenty out there who don’t. And while we tend to think of the big and the bad suits like defamation and copyright infringement, there are many kinds of legal trouble you can get into regarding your finances or contracts. In this article, we review 7 tips to protect your career and keep things running smoothly.

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What I Learned About Writing From My Film School Friends

What I Learned About Writing From My Film School Friends

The filmmaking process is long and arduous. Yet each step helps shape and refine the film into a finished product. Here are the lessons all writers can glean from the world of filmmaking.

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Writing Character Voices: Channeling Your Inner Multiple Personalities

Writing Character Voices: Channeling Your Inner Multiple Personalities

Think of the different voices you use in daily life. You have a certain voice you use with the boss, another one with your partner, and a completely separate one you save for your mother. How you say things in each different voice results from your background, your education level, where you live, your personality traits and quirks, and to whom you’re speaking. Learn how to harness these voices to create the characters in your book.

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How to Use the Three-Act Structure to Actually Finish Writing Your Novel

How to Use the Three-Act Structure to Actually Finish Writing Your Novel

The secret to the plotting success of countless famous stories lies in the three-act structure, which effectively breaks a story into a beginning, middle, and an end. But the three-act structure is so much more than that: it gives your writing a framework that directs you while still giving you ample room for creativity and new ideas. In this article, we examine how to use the three-act story structure.

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