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Character Development
Character Development
By ensuring that you succinctly (and often subtly) move your characters from points "A" to "Z" in your story, you'll engage your readers as you develop the fictional…...
Character Evolution
Character Evolution
Character evolution is akin to watching a child grow. As an author, use these simple reminders to enable your creations to jump to life....
Creating a Character
Creating a Character
Without a fleshed-out personality, characters can seem stale and unreal. Breathe life into your next character by using these innovative ways to make your fictional…...
Creating a Narrator
Creating a Narrator
A look at the different ways you can choose and develop a narrator for your novel or short story....
Creating Suspense
Creating Suspense
By using some techniques that have been employed by playwrights, you can ensure that you create suspense that engages the reader....
Developing a World For Your Book Characters
Developing a World For Your Book Characters
Researching and developing a convincing world for your characters to inhabit will give your story added depth and complexity and make it much more interesting to read....
Developing Your Unique Voice
Developing Your Unique Voice
Want to strengthen your unique voice? Try some of these fun exercises to add fuel to your writing fire!...
Fiction Dialogue
Fiction Dialogue
Using three tried-and-true techniques, you can ensure that your fiction dialogue is witty and realistic from your opening lines to your riveting conclusion....
Originality
Originality
No need to lose your originality just because of a lackluster writing assignment. Try these methods to keep your particular brand of spice flavoring a dull topic!...
Plot: Writing a Blueprint
Plot: Writing a Blueprint
How to write a blueprint for your story....
Showing vs Telling
Showing vs Telling
In your next piece of fiction, pay attention to whether you're showing or telling your reader what's happening. You might just be surprised at the method you most…...
Time, Chronology, Flashbacks
Time, Chronology, Flashbacks
Be true to your characters when you flash back to their pasts (or fast forward to their futures.) Here are some techniques to use for smooth transitioning!...
What is a Synopsis and How to Write One
What is a Synopsis and How to Write One
What is a book synopsis and how should you write one? This article gives you the hints on why you’ll need a synopsis sooner or later, even if you’re just starting your…...
What is Microfiction?
What is Microfiction?
Microfiction is term used to describe stories written with extremely short word counts, often as a little as 50 words, some even less....
Writing for Children
Writing for Children
There are a few hints to remember when writing children's books. Among them: keep your vocabulary simple; turn staid situations into adventures; and breathe life into…...
Writing Pitfalls
Writing Pitfalls
Beware the pitfalls of every professional writer! Here are some of the most common stumbling blocks out there and how to overcome or avoid them....
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