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Relationships let us bring dimension and nuance to characters by giving them attributes that only appear when they’re with another person. Find out how to craft memorable characters by focussing on their relationships, not their eye colour.
Just finished writing your novel? It's time to take out the trash, but not before seeing what you can salvage. Sorting and re-sorting (i.e. assessing and revising) are what will turn your yucky first draft into a manuscript worth keeping. Transform your first draft with tips from professional copy editor Katie Pavel.
Campfire Pro is one of the newest novel planning and worldbuilding apps on the market. Check out our review of this program to find out if it's worth buying.
Dramatic questions create external and internal story tension. Create a protagonist who confronts both to keep readers turning pages.
Storytelling doesn't have to be ultra efficient, but it does need to make sense. If you've ever watched the ending of a movie and thought "that was convenient," it probably used deus ex machina. Avoid sudden twists of fate and learn how to set up the payoffs in your novel with these tips and examples.
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.
Conflict is THE driving force in fiction, but authors often avoid writing conflict into their stories. Learn the 7 conflict types and why to use them in your novel.
Writing young adult fiction? Here's how to create compelling characters like Holden Caulfield.
Do your characters feel... lifeless? Learn how to breathe life into your story and characters in this upcoming webinar with author Sacha Black.
Struggling to find your own unique authorial voice? Follow these six steps and you'll be writing your authentic self in no time!
Every great character has a great backstory. Here's how to develop it and choose what to reveal to your readers.
Villains can't be one-dimensional or your readers won't relate to them. In this article, Dave Chesson explains how to write the perfect villain.
What are some of the best Facebook groups for writers? Here's our top 10 list.
You can outline a story in great detail... but should you? What happens when you have a new idea in the middle of writing? Instead of having to retool your whole outline, learn to craft your story to allow for surprise—both for you and for your reader.