Our 13 Favorite YouTube Channels for Writers

Our 13 Favorite YouTube Channels for Writers

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

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How to Write a Book: The Best Creative Writing Courses Online

How to Write a Book: The Best Creative Writing Courses Online

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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We Review The Novel Factory [2021]

We Review The Novel Factory [2021]

This month we look at The Novel Factory, a writing app that will appeal to all the planners out there.   The app walks you through 16 highly-detailed steps that include defining your basic premise, setting out your plot points, fleshing out your characters, building your world, generating scenes, weaving your plot details together, and so much more. It even takes you through the submission process. What makes this program so incredibly useful is that you learn about the process of writing a novel as you go.  

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3 Fun Ways to Outline Your Novel

3 Fun Ways to Outline Your Novel

Bored of bullet points? Here are 3 more interesting ways to outline your novel. Whether you prefer pen and paper or a screen, you'll find a method that suits your writing style.

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Novel Outlining: 4 Ways Maps Can Help You Plot Your Story

Novel Outlining: 4 Ways Maps Can Help You Plot Your Story

Maps don't have to be just a pretty feature for the front of your book. They can help you plot a detailed, realistic story. Here are four ways you can use maps to plan your novel.

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8 Essential Steps to Prepare Your Writing for Your Beta Readers

8 Essential Steps to Prepare Your Writing for Your Beta Readers

If you're considering using a beta reader, what should you do before you send your work to them? These tips will save you time, get you the feedback you need, and make the best use of your beta reader.

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How to Write a Pulse-Pounding Thriller

How to Write a Pulse-Pounding Thriller

How to plan a thriller novel with exciting characters and tight suspense to keep your reader on the edge of their seat.

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How to Use Software for World-Building

How to Use Software for World-Building

Learn how software can help you create a compelling world for your science fiction or fantasy novel.

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How to Outline Your Crime Novel: Modifying the Hero's Journey

How to Outline Your Crime Novel: Modifying the Hero's Journey

We look at how to modify The Hero’s Journey to outline a crime novel readers will love. Your imagination is key to developing characters and situations that make your story unique.

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Creating Crime Characters: How to Craft a Cast that Thrills Your Readers

Creating Crime Characters: How to Craft a Cast that Thrills Your Readers

Introduction to creating characters for crime fiction. Best approaches for the character tropes to engage readers in your story.

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Who? What? Why? Crime Novel Ideas to Spark Your Writing Imagination

Who? What? Why? Crime Novel Ideas to Spark Your Writing Imagination

Ideas for creating a unique crime novel come from asking who, what, and why questions. This list will help spark your imagination.

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Unlock the Mystery of Writing a Whodunit

Unlock the Mystery of Writing a Whodunit

Your introduction to writing a whodunit, from the cast of characters you need to a framework to construct the puzzle at the heart of your mystery.

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How to Write Page-Turning YA Fantasy That Keeps Readers Up At Night

How to Write Page-Turning YA Fantasy That Keeps Readers Up At Night

These are my eight best tips for you to write your own page-turning YA fantasy novel. If you give yourself grace to not rush the writing process, if you include these elements in your novel, I’m positive your readers won’t be able to put your books down.

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The Plot Hole Challenge: Find and Fix Them to Immerse Your Reader

The Plot Hole Challenge: Find and Fix Them to Immerse Your Reader

How to recognize plot holes in your novel and top tips for fixing them. Master these skills to give your reader an immersive experience.

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How Agatha Christie, Ian Rankin, and John Grisham Wrote Bestselling Crime Fiction

How Agatha Christie, Ian Rankin, and John Grisham Wrote Bestselling Crime Fiction

Crime writers can seem like writing gods, but the quotes in this article might help them seem a little more human—and prove that if they can do it, you can do it too!

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