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How to Write a Romance: Genre Expectations Versus Tropes

How to Write a Romance: Genre Expectations Versus Tropes

Romance readers want fresh stories, but they also have certain expectations. Here's how to freshen up romance writing while also giving your readers what they expect from their favorite genre.

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Best Online Writing Courses for Fiction Authors

Best Online Writing Courses for Fiction Authors

There is a wealth of information out there about writing fiction and selling your books. How do you know which courses are worth your time and money? Check out our list of the eight best online courses for fiction writers.

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Free Training: Editing with the 38 Story Elements

Free Training: Editing with the 38 Story Elements

Professional editor JoEllen Nordström guides you through the 38 story elements editors look for. You can self-edit using this list before submitting your manuscript for structural editing. Or, you can use this list to better understand the structural editing process.

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How to Outline Your Novel With Plottr

How to Outline Your Novel With Plottr

Looking for a new outlining model? Plottr helps you keep track of all of the details in your novel, from your scenes to your characters to your settings, regardless of the method you use.

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How to Outline a Crime Novel Step by Step

How to Outline a Crime Novel Step by Step

We look at how to modify The Hero’s Journey to outline a crime novel readers will love. Your imagination is key to developing characters and situations that make your story unique.

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How To Use Dan Harmon's Story Circle To Plot Your Novel

How To Use Dan Harmon's Story Circle To Plot Your Novel

Dan Harmon, creator of Rick and Morty, has created a plot structure that works for almost every story. Here's how to use the Story Circle to plot your novel.

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The Mystery of Writing a Whodunit Unlocked

The Mystery of Writing a Whodunit Unlocked

Your introduction to writing a whodunit, from the cast of characters you need to a framework to construct the puzzle at the heart of your mystery.

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YA Fantasy Tropes That Aren't Overdone

YA Fantasy Tropes That Aren't Overdone

Young adult fiction. It's created some of our biggest cultural moments and yet in some circles it's still given a lesser status than other genres. One reason for this might be the idea of the trope. Let's take a look at four "overused" tropes and why they're not so bad after all.

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10 Common Plot Problems and How to Fix Them

10 Common Plot Problems and How to Fix Them

Finding plot holes is half the problem, knowing how to fix them is the other half. We take a look at ten plot problems and what to do to make your story stronger.

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Self-Editing Your Novel for Readability

Self-Editing Your Novel for Readability

Find out how to strengthen the readability of your novel through self-editing by reviewing the 38 Story Elements covered in this article. Professional Editor JoeEllen Nordström helps you tackle the three main categories of plot, character, and setting. By ensuring you use and vary each of these three primary story elements accurately, you can create a powerful story which keeps your readers returning and again

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How to Write a Shocking Twist Like the Red Wedding

How to Write a Shocking Twist Like the Red Wedding

George R.R. Martin's Red Wedding is perhaps one of the most unexpected and visceral moments in commercial literature history. Here's why it worked so well, and how you can put similar moments into your work.

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Exposition in Writing

Exposition in Writing

Any and all storytelling requires exposition – the explanation of how Character X got from Point A to Point B and then later to Point C. In this article, we examine what exposition is and how to use it in your work.

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Master the First Ten Pages of Your Script

Master the First Ten Pages of Your Script

How to introduce your unique and universal story in the first ten pages of your script to make readers – and film producers – care.

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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 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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