Webinar: Organize Your Story Ideas and Write a Fantasy Novel

Webinar: Organize Your Story Ideas and Write a Fantasy Novel

If you have an idea for a fantasy novel that is waiting to leap onto the page but have no idea where to start, you're in the right place. During this workshop, bestselling fantasy author Angela J. Ford will help you dig deep into taking your ideas and turning them into a story readers adore.

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Webinar: How to Write Page-Turning YA Fantasy That Keeps Readers Up at Night

Webinar: How to Write Page-Turning YA Fantasy That Keeps Readers Up at Night

Do you want to write the next YA fantasy sensation? In this workshop, fantasy author Stephanie BwaBwa will dive deep into creating a page turning novel that will keep your readers up at night. She'll break down the main elements all YA Fantasy novels need.

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5 Brands of Horror and How to Use Them Effectively

5 Brands of Horror and How to Use Them Effectively

Horror is all about psychology. In this article, author Kyle A. Massa analyzes not only what scares readers, but why it scares them.

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How to Build Your Story Idea and Start Writing Your Novel

How to Build Your Story Idea and Start Writing Your Novel

How to go from story idea to a well-formed novel concept. Begin writing your novel today with the right planning process.

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A Complete Guide to Crafting Unique Fantasy and Sci-Fi Cultures

A Complete Guide to Crafting Unique Fantasy and Sci-Fi Cultures

Have you ever noticed that many fantasy and sci-fi cultures all sound pretty much the same? Don't make the same mistake. Here's what you need to know about crafting compelling and diverse fictional cultures.

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The Best Free Novel-Writing Software

The Best Free Novel-Writing Software

If you think a fancy novel-writing app costs too much money, you're in luck. We've got four awesome programs for authors that are totally free!

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Is Campfire Pro The Writing App For You?

Is Campfire Pro The Writing App For You?

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.

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Is One Stop For Writers Worth It?

Is One Stop For Writers Worth It?

One Stop For Writers is the resource and planning library from Angela Ackerman and Becca Puglisi. Is it worth the subscription cost? Yes! Find out why in this article.

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Avoiding Deus Ex Machina: How to Create a Satisfying Payoff in Your Novel

Avoiding Deus Ex Machina: How to Create a Satisfying Payoff in Your Novel

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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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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Beat Writers Block and Write Your Novel With This Novel Writing Roadmap

Beat Writers Block and Write Your Novel With This Novel Writing Roadmap

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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Build an Unforgettable World

Build an Unforgettable World

In our new eBook, World-building 101, we break down everything you need to know to build a world your readers will never forget.

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Greatest Fictional Worlds Ever Created: Our Top 10

Greatest Fictional Worlds Ever Created: Our Top 10

So you want to create a compelling world, but you’re not sure where to start? Looking for inspiration from some of the most-loved and most famous worlds can help. We’ve compiled ten examples to inspire your own world-building efforts in our new ebook!

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7 Ways to Avoid Mistakes When Writing Historical Fiction

7 Ways to Avoid Mistakes When Writing Historical Fiction

Writing historical fiction is no easy feat! I've made many mistakes with my historical fiction novel. Here's how to avoid some common blunders.

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How to Immerse Your Readers With a Rich Fantasy Setting

How to Immerse Your Readers With a Rich Fantasy Setting

A fantasy novel with a lame setting is like a rock song played on kazoo. A strong setting adds richness and depth to your book that few other fictional elements can offer. In this article, author Kyle Massa explains how to build a strong fantasy setting.

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