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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Creating Crime Characters: How to Craft a Cast that Thrills Your Readers

Creating Crime Characters: How to Craft a Cast that Thrills Your Readers

Introduction to creating characters for crime fiction. Best approaches for the character tropes to engage readers in your story.

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The Pros and Cons of Taking Risks in Writing

The Pros and Cons of Taking Risks in Writing

Is your writing risky enough? Or maybe too risky? Either way, let's examine some reasons you may (or may not) want to take some risks with your work.

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Who? What? Why? Crime Novel Ideas to Spark Your Writing Imagination

Who? What? Why? Crime Novel Ideas to Spark Your Writing Imagination

Ideas for creating a unique crime novel come from asking who, what, and why questions. This list will help spark your imagination.

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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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7 Ways to Share Your Short Story

7 Ways to Share Your Short Story

Short stories aren't quite as easy to sell as novels. Do you have a story you're fond of, yet you're unsure how to use it? If so, this article is for you.

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3 Best World-Building Apps for RPG Gamers and Fantasy Writers

3 Best World-Building Apps for RPG Gamers and Fantasy Writers

What do tabletop gamers, game designers, and fantasy authors have in common? They all need the perfect world-building program. Here are our three favorite apps to build the world of your dreams.

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Me and My Dyslexia: An Author's Story

Me and My Dyslexia: An Author's Story

Having dyslexia can come with a mentality of saying "I can be this and this and I can never be that or that." For a long time, dyslexic author K.A. Ashcomb believed that she couldn't pursue her writing dreams. In this article, she explains how she broke through the stigma and how ProWritingAid helps her while writing with dyslexia.

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5 Audiobook Recording Tips for Authors

5 Audiobook Recording Tips for Authors

Author Kyle Massa shares five things to consider when you start recording your own audiobooks. Spoiler alert: it's not as difficult as you'd think!

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10 Common Editing Mistakes Authors Make (and How to Fix Them)

10 Common Editing Mistakes Authors Make (and How to Fix Them)

Professional editor JoEllen Nordström shares the ten worst editing mistakes writers commonly make. To win the editing battle, you need to understand the foundation of each mistake. In this article, JoEllen explains the most common errors and how you can fix them.

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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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How to Write Page-Turning YA Fantasy That Keeps Readers Up At Night

How to Write Page-Turning YA Fantasy That Keeps Readers Up At Night

These are my eight best tips for you to write your own page-turning YA fantasy novel. If you give yourself grace to not rush the writing process, if you include these elements in your novel, I’m positive your readers won’t be able to put your books down.

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10 Best Books to Improve Your Writing

10 Best Books to Improve Your Writing

From Le Guin to King, many writers have weighed in on writing itself. Here are some fantastic books that will help make your work even better.

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The Plot Hole Challenge: Find and Fix Them to Immerse Your Reader

The Plot Hole Challenge: Find and Fix Them to Immerse Your Reader

How to recognize plot holes in your novel and top tips for fixing them. Master these skills to give your reader an immersive experience.

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How to Make Fiction Dynamic Using the Writer's Camera

How to Make Fiction Dynamic Using the Writer's Camera

Ever had one of those scenes in your novel that feels flat and lifeless no matter how many times you edit it? Try re-imagining the scene with your writer's camera. Use these simple techniques to put your readers right in the centre of the action.

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