How Many Drafts of Your Book Should You Go Through?

How Many Drafts of Your Book Should You Go Through?

Are you drowning in drafts? In this article, find out how to assign an objective to each draft, how to prepare for that draft and the techniques to use when actually writing it. Read this guide to making each draft count, with projected timescales and a bullet point summary of each stage.

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How to Succeed In NaNoWriMo Whether You're a Planner of Pants-er

How to Succeed In NaNoWriMo Whether You're a Planner of Pants-er

Whether you're a planner or a pants-er, you're in good company. For every successful novelist out there, there's a different way of approaching writing a novel - and they all think their's is the right way. Find out which bestselling authors plan their novels down to the chapter and which fly by the seat of their proverbial pants.

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How to Teach Whole Novels (And Why You Should Ditch Extracts)

How to Teach Whole Novels (And Why You Should Ditch Extracts)

Still teaching reading with text extracts? Here's why you need to start using whole novels in your classroom. We've got 7 creative ideas to help you get it right.

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How to Build Strong Foundations For Your Novel

How to Build Strong Foundations For Your Novel

In this webinar, Book Coach Jennie Nash, CEO of Author Accelerator, will show you how to avoid building your novel on shaky foundations. Find out how to avoid this heartbreaking and costly mistake by focusing on your point and your purpose. Register for FREE now!

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How to Learn Storytelling from Stand-Up Comedians

How to Learn Storytelling from Stand-Up Comedians

Stand-up comedy is a great American institution – and you may not realize it, but it's also a great source of expert storytellers. Let's take a look at a few of the best comedians of all time and how they can make you a better writer.

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Satisfy Your Reader by Setting Up Your Payoffs

Satisfy Your Reader by Setting Up Your Payoffs

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.

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Tell Engaging Stories: From Business Presentations to Novels

Tell Engaging Stories: From Business Presentations to Novels

Stories have been with us since the beginning of time. Before the written word, if you wanted to pass information to the next generation, you told a story. The same is true today. We’re all storytellers. Storytelling is a skill anyone can learn and it’s one you need for both speaking and writing. Here’s how to hone your skills and captivate others’ attention.

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The Roadmap to Novel Writing Success!

The Roadmap to Novel Writing Success!

Writing a novel is a long, hard slog, but following this roadmap will help you to avoid wasted time staring at blank screens, going down blind alleys and writing dozens of scenes that have no place in the final novel. Get started today!

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Avoid These 10 Fiction Writing Mistakes

Avoid These 10 Fiction Writing Mistakes

Struggling from a case of writer's block or wondering what's blocking you on the path to publication? Read on to ensure that you're not making any of these fatal writing errors...

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Breathe Life into your Story, Characters and Scenes with Sacha Black

Breathe Life into your Story, Characters and Scenes with Sacha Black

Do your characters feel... lifeless? Learn how to breathe life into your story and characters in this upcoming webinar with author Sacha Black.

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6 Steps to Develop Your Unique Author Voice

6 Steps to Develop Your Unique Author Voice

Struggling to find your own unique authorial voice? Follow these six steps and you'll be writing your authentic self in no time!

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How to Reveal Character Backstory Strategically

How to Reveal Character Backstory Strategically

Every great character has a great backstory. Here's how to develop it and choose what to reveal to your readers.

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How to Use Storytelling in Any Medium

How to Use Storytelling in Any Medium

Storytelling is the most powerful way to deliver a message. Why is it so effective, and how can you do it in any medium?

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The Star Wars Prequels: How Writers Can Avoid Their Storytelling Mistakes

The Star Wars Prequels: How Writers Can Avoid Their Storytelling Mistakes

There were many missteps in the "Star Wars" prequel films, not least of all the invention of Jar-Jar Binks. Here's how to avoid those same mistakes in your work. How wude!

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Follow The Headlights: How to Structure Your Outline for Play

Follow The Headlights: How to Structure Your Outline for Play

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.

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