How to Recover from Critical Reviews

How to Recover from Critical Reviews

Every published author, no matter how good they are, gets a bad review every once in a while. They can hurt, but here's how you can feel better about them.

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How to Craft Realistic, Relatable Fantasy Characters

How to Craft Realistic, Relatable Fantasy Characters

Even if your fantasy character has magical powers and pointy ears, readers want to believe your character is real. Here are the four things you need to know to craft realistic, relatable fantasy characters.

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How (and Why) to Create an Audience Surrogate in Your Fiction Writing

How (and Why) to Create an Audience Surrogate in Your Fiction Writing

Audience surrogates are essential elements of many fictional works. Many stories naturally feature them, but if yours doesn't, consider using the tips in this article. They might help you add a surrogate of your own.

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Beyond Google: 6 Reliable Resources for Researching Your Novel

Beyond Google: 6 Reliable Resources for Researching Your Novel

Most authors have fallen down the research rabbit hole and been unable to find the detail they need on Google. Here are six other ways to find reliable, accurate information when researching your novel.

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From Draft to Done: A Full Breakdown of the Writing Process

From Draft to Done: A Full Breakdown of the Writing Process

From first draft to last edits, the writing process is a long and complicated journey. If you're getting started with your first big story project, find out what to expect with our complete guide to the five stages of writing.

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Missed A Session At Fantasy Writer's Week? Find All Event Replays Here

Missed A Session At Fantasy Writer's Week? Find All Event Replays Here

Find all the session replays for Fantasy Writer's week here.

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How to Find the Right Proofreader for Your Novel

How to Find the Right Proofreader for Your Novel

Proofreading is the reading of a galley proof or an electronic copy of a publication to find and correct production errors in the text. Copy-editing is the final stage of editing before you publish your manuscript. Learn which one you really need, and how to find the right editor for your book.

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Improve Your Sensory Detail with These Writing and Editing Tricks

Improve Your Sensory Detail with These Writing and Editing Tricks

As authors, we want our readers to feel as if they are there in the story. Sensory detail is the best way to do this. Here are eight ways to improve sensory detail in your writing.

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How to Write from a Child's Point of View

How to Write from a Child's Point of View

Capturing the voice of a child is challenging in fiction writing. Use these simple tips and techniques to help you write convincingly from a child's perspective.

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The Art of the Frame Story

The Art of the Frame Story

What is a frame story, how does it work, and why would someone write one? In this article, we'll define frame stories, explore a few examples, then offer some tips on how to write your own.

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Crime Writer's Week Hub

Crime Writer's Week Hub

On this page, you'll find all the information you need for Crime Writer's Week, including webinar links, special offers, ways to connect with your fellow crime writers, and more.

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Ignite Your Creativity: The Best Music to Listen to While Writing

Ignite Your Creativity: The Best Music to Listen to While Writing

Does music help you write? If so, you'll dig this article. We'll cover classical music, songs that match your project, movie soundtracks, nostalgic hits, and more.

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How to Fictionalize Your Home Town for Your Story Setting

How to Fictionalize Your Home Town for Your Story Setting

It’s easy to use your real town in your novel because you know all the setting details—weather, culture, town history, local politics. But even if set in a real place, you’ll be surprised at how much you don’t know and the research you still have to do to write a convincing novel. In this article, find out how to fictionalize your town to use its details in your novel.

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How Do You Create a Word Cloud?

How Do You Create a Word Cloud?

A word cloud is “an image composed of words used in a particular text or subject, in which the size of each word indicates its frequency or importance.” So, the more often a specific words appears in your text, the bigger and bolder it appears in your word cloud. ProWritingAid has a Word Cloud Gallery that makes it easy to create word clouds based on the text you paste into the tool.

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Connect with Readers When You Start "In Medias Res"

Connect with Readers When You Start "In Medias Res"

When writers begin things in the middle, they plunge the reader into things that are already happening. No intro. No backstory. No weather description. Action is happening, and the reader is right there. Find out how to use _in medias res_ to capture your readers' attention.

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