For laughs, scares, tears, and thrills, nothing brings out emotions and draws in your readers like the little details.

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Maybe there aren’t a million names for the different kinds of writers out there, but there are as many ways to write as there are people who write.

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One way to create a memorable story is to take a minute to let your characters breathe. Build a scene where you exit the narrative structure and allow your readers to bond with the characters.

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Whether you're an old hand or a newbie who is serious about learning to write, the advice is the same: dig in and get that first book out of you.

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"You don't give up writing," says Warren Adler. "If you're a true artist, this is your artistry. Keep writing, keep reading, and stay curious. When in doubt, write on."

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There’s a powerful engine in your book, it’s just a bit hard to find. It’s in every word, it drives plot and characters and everything else.

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In dramatic writing, internal conflict is basically the darkest aspects of a character married to that individual’s greatest fears.

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