Our Favorite Facebook Groups for Writers

Our Favorite Facebook Groups for Writers

What are some of the best Facebook groups for writers? Here's our top 10 list.

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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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10 Best Websites For Writers

10 Best Websites For Writers

We have collected ten of the best websites for writing productivity, plotting, and more. Find your next favorite writing resource here.

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How Planning a Novel Saves Writing Time for New Novelists

How Planning a Novel Saves Writing Time for New Novelists

Are you a new writer? Discover why planning speeds up your writing time, and check out these steps for planning your novel.

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3 Cloud-Based Writing Softwares

3 Cloud-Based Writing Softwares

Many writers prefer a cloud-based writing program. Here is an honest review of three alternatives to Scrivener.

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Is Show, Don't Tell Good Advice?

Is Show, Don't Tell Good Advice?

Is "show, don't tell" useful writing advice? Author Kyle A. Massa goes deep on the subject in this article.

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How Weather Affects Fiction

How Weather Affects Fiction

Is weather one of the most under-utilized facets of fiction? In this article, speculative fiction author Kyle A. Massa explores several ways to use it in your work.

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How to Create Monsters in World-Building

How to Create Monsters in World-Building

Where would a good sci-fi or fantasy novel be without a monster or two? The dark wouldn’t frighten children, nor would adults leave the closet light on if it weren’t for the brilliant monsters created by master storytellers. In this article, we explore how to create monsters in your made-up world.

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Building a World Within a World: Worldbuilding and Historical Fiction

Building a World Within a World: Worldbuilding and Historical Fiction

Good stories require an immersive world to plunge readers into. If you're writing historical fiction, you'll need to pay attention to historical accuracy to ground your characters' relationships, motivations, and conflicts. In this article, author Hayley Milliman shows us how.

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The Eagle Problem: How Writers Can Balance Magical Elements in Stories

The Eagle Problem: How Writers Can Balance Magical Elements in Stories

Powerful magic is fun in theory, but it can ruin the logic of your plot. Kyle A. Massa covers one of the most infamous examples of this issue and the lessons authors can learn from it.

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How to Build a World for Your Novel

How to Build a World for Your Novel

If you write science fiction or fantasy, your readers expect to drop into a new world. But regardless of what type of fiction you write, you'll need to build a believable society for your story. We take a look at how.

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How to Build Worlds like Tolkien

How to Build Worlds like Tolkien

When you build another world, you’re responsible for creating everything from the flora and fauna surviving in this new universe to a variety of species, including man, who inhabit your world. Here's how to do it.

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The Top Sci-Fi Books Ever Written

The Top Sci-Fi Books Ever Written

We culled some of the biggest reader polls from Goodreads and National Public Radio’s Books. The following top 25 best Science Fiction books ever published were voted on by thousands of devoted science fiction readers.

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How Can I Create New Species for My Story World?

How Can I Create New Species for My Story World?

Want to create fictional races or species in your book? Writer Kathy Edens has the tips you need. In this article, she'll offer her advice on the best ways to do it.

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How to Create Memorable Characters in Fiction

How to Create Memorable Characters in Fiction

Want to write famous and infamous characters? Want to make them feel lifelike? In this article, writer Kathy Edens offers several helpful tips on how to do it.

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