How to Create a Fictional Universe Like the MCU

How to Create a Fictional Universe Like the MCU

Want to create a fictional universe like Marvel's? You've come to the right place.

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How to Tell a Story Over Multiple Volumes

How to Tell a Story Over Multiple Volumes

What are some ways to develop a story arc throughout a series? We'll show you!

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Are Your Supporting Characters Doing The Right Job?

Are Your Supporting Characters Doing The Right Job?

Supporting characters are designed to move your story forward. Discover their relationship to story context and how that influences the way you write them.

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Trello Tips for Writers

Trello Tips for Writers

You may have noticed that we at ProWritingAid have a fondness for technology that makes writers better, stronger, more organized, and highly productive. If you like creating a storyboard for your novels, or if you want an innovative app to capture all of your to-do’s for your client work, let us introduce Trello. For those of us who use sticky notes, index cards, and other forms of reminders to help you organize everything you need for a writing project, Trello is the easiest, most intuitive way to organize your work.

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What Arc Should My Story Narrative Have?

What Arc Should My Story Narrative Have?

In this article, we delve a deeper into creating your story arc.

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How Writing a Series Boosts Your Author Career

How Writing a Series Boosts Your Author Career

Creating a series can boost your author career and simplify your novel writing. You’ll create benefits as a writer and increase your marketing power. Author Zara Altair offers tips on writing a series.

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To Epilogue... or Not

To Epilogue... or Not

To epilogue or not to epilogue – that is the question. Should you use an epilogue to wrap up your story, or is that just overkill? We discuss.

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Holding Back Your Backstory

Holding Back Your Backstory

Many readers struggle to figure out how much backstory is too much. DailyWritingTips explores this topic on their blog.

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Amp Up Your Novel with a Subplot...or Two

Amp Up Your Novel with a Subplot...or Two

Add subplots to your novel to make your story more relatable and entertaining. Tips to creating a subplot that works, how subplots enhance your story, and subplot pitfalls.

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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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How to Use the Three-Act Structure

How to Use the Three-Act Structure

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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Pixar's 22 Rules for Storytelling

Pixar's 22 Rules for Storytelling

If you've ever seen "Up" or "Toy Story," you know that the team of writers over at Pixar can spin a great story. With that in mind, we examine former Pixar employee Emma Coats' storytelling tips.

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How to Test Drive Your Story Idea for a Novel

How to Test Drive Your Story Idea for a Novel

Try these six story exercises to test your idea for a novel. Avoid wasting time on an idea that doesn’t work before making a commitment to an entire novel.

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Growing The Writing Cooperative

Growing The Writing Cooperative

“The Coop” is more than just a Medium publication — it’s a community. And it’s growing. The motto of The Writing Cooperative is, “Helping each other write better”. This phrase ultimately guides all that we do.

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How to Edit Your First Draft Into a Story

How to Edit Your First Draft Into a Story

How do you create a story that your readers will love from your first draft? Your top three considerations should be character, plot, and setting.

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