Freytag's Pyramid: Definition, Examples & Usage

Freytag's Pyramid: Definition, Examples & Usage

What is Freytag's Pyramid? In this article, learn what this dramatic structure is, what it looks like, and how to use it in your own writing.

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Daily Habits & Writing Routines of 21 Famous Authors

Daily Habits & Writing Routines of 21 Famous Authors

How do famous authors structure their writing time? Do they write every day or take days off? In this article, we cover the daily routines of 21 famous writers.

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How to Start Writing a Book: 9 Steps for Writers

How to Start Writing a Book: 9 Steps for Writers

Want to write a book but don't know how to start? These 9 practical steps will help you find your creative voice. Learn all you need to know on how to start writing a book in this article.

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How to Write Dialogue: 7 Great Tips for Writers (With Examples)

How to Write Dialogue: 7 Great Tips for Writers (With Examples)

Dialogue is a conversation between two or more characters. Effective dialogue can move your plot forward, while also adding development to your characters. In this post, we break down what dialogue is, offer seven tips to improve your dialogue, and show examples to help improve your writing.

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Worldbuilding Basics: A Beginner's Guide to Creating a Fictional World

Worldbuilding Basics: A Beginner's Guide to Creating a Fictional World

How do you build a compelling fictional world that feels as immersive as our own? This article will give you a comprehensive guide for building your own fantasy or science fiction world.

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Stream of Consciousness: What Is It & How To Use

Stream of Consciousness: What Is It & How To Use

Stream of consciousness writing has a long history, and it is still used today. This guide covers everything you need to know about stream of consciousness, including how to use it in your own writing.

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How to Write an Inciting Incident for Your Novel

How to Write an Inciting Incident for Your Novel

Read this article to understand what an inciting incident is, what great examples look like in popular fiction, and how to write a compelling inciting incident for your novel.

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8 Key Steps to Binge-Worthy YA Fantasy

8 Key Steps to Binge-Worthy YA Fantasy

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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Chekhov's Gun: What It Is and How to Use It in Your Writing

Chekhov's Gun: What It Is and How to Use It in Your Writing

Anton Chekhov said that a rifle on the wall in chapter one should go off by chapter three. In this guide, find out all about the principle of Chekhov's gun in literature and how to use it in your story.

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The Best Historical Fiction Novels Ever

The Best Historical Fiction Novels Ever

If you are anything like us, your favorite way to learn about history is by immersing yourself in a fictional world shaped by actual events. For this list, we specifically chose works covering events or time periods over 30 years before the time of writing.

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10 Writing Quirks to Avoid With Jenna Moreci

10 Writing Quirks to Avoid With Jenna Moreci

Author and writing guru Jenna Moreci explains the top 10 most common writing quirks and how to fix them in her latest video. Here's how you can use ProWritingAid to find and fix these writing mistakes.

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Writing Stories with Many Characters: How to Do It

Writing Stories with Many Characters: How to Do It

Writing a story with a huge cast? Here are some tips on managing all those characters, and the plotlines they inevitably create.

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How to Edit Your Novel: A Free Monthly Webinar

How to Edit Your Novel: A Free Monthly Webinar

We've teamed up with Story Coach and founder of FirstEditing JoEllen Nordström for Self-Editing School. On the third Thursday of every month, you’re invited to join us as we learn how to use self-editing to take a manuscript from a rough first draft to a polished piece ready to send to editors.

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2021's Best Black Friday Deals for Writers

2021's Best Black Friday Deals for Writers

As we head into Black Friday and Cyber Monday for 2021, there are some great deals on courses, software, and books for writers. We think there will be something on this list that will help you become a better, more successful writer. We’ll continue scouring the internet for deals this week, but if you come across any others, let us know and we’ll add them to the list!

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What Is a Paradox? Definition and Examples

What Is a Paradox? Definition and Examples

Can something be neither true nor false? Paradoxes are often used in literature. In this article, we will give you a solid paradox definition and provide examples of both logical and literary paradoxes.

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