Focusing on the three-act structure and your nine plot points can help you construct a vibrant and meaningful narrative structure and bring your story to life.

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Choosing what to let readers know, and when, is key to telling a great story. A good reveal will drive your story forward — the best unknown unknowns will upend your narrative and add more meaning for your reader.

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When conducting interviews as research for your book, make them as efficient, effective, and fun as possible.

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The balance of literal and figurative language in a book can dramatically influence a reader’s experience. What does the literal/figurative language map look like in yours?

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The first time I self-published, I was new to the process and endured many failures before I finally held my book in my hand. Here are nine things I wish I had known about self-publishing before starting the process.

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Accuracy and detail can bring your writing to life, whether you're writing fiction or nonfiction, and sometimes the best way to gain knowledge is to seek a source who's an expert in the field. These tips can help you find and contact the right people to interview.

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Browsing book samples refines your knowledge and can give you a way to measure your own writing. How does your book's opening compare to the classics?

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