Book Outlining Deep-Dive with Plottr: How to Craft Better Stories in Less Time

Book Outlining Deep-Dive with Plottr: How to Craft Better Stories in Less Time

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 Write a Book: The Best Creative Writing Courses Online

How to Write a Book: The Best Creative Writing Courses Online

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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How to Outline Your Crime Novel: Modifying the Hero's Journey

How to Outline Your Crime Novel: Modifying the Hero's Journey

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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Unlock the Mystery of Writing a Whodunit

Unlock the Mystery of Writing a Whodunit

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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In Defence of the Trope: How to Write Young Adult Fantasy Fiction Tropes Well

In Defence of the Trope: How to Write Young Adult Fantasy Fiction Tropes Well

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 in Your Fiction Novel

10 Common Plot Problems and How to Fix Them in Your Fiction Novel

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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How to Self-Edit Your Novel to Improve Readability

How to Self-Edit Your Novel to Improve 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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George R.R. Martin and the Art of the Shocking Twist

George R.R. Martin and the Art of the Shocking Twist

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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What Is Exposition?

What Is Exposition?

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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Get Gatekeepers’ Attention with Your Script’s First Ten Pages

Get Gatekeepers’ Attention with Your Script’s First Ten Pages

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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Famous Planners and Pansters We'll Be Inspired By This NaNoWriMo

Famous Planners and Pansters We'll Be Inspired By This NaNoWriMo

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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Webinar: 5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Writing Your Novel With Book Coach, Jennie Nash

Webinar: 5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Writing Your Novel With Book Coach, Jennie Nash

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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Whodunnit? Keep Your Reader Guessing with Red Herrings, Clues, and Evidence

Whodunnit? Keep Your Reader Guessing with Red Herrings, Clues, and Evidence

Discover the difference between clues, evidence and red herrings. Then, scatter them throughout your mystery novel to lead the detective and your reader down the discovery path to solving the puzzle. There's nothing like a good "who-dun-it!"

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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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