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

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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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Like a hub at the center of a wheel with spokes, the center of your book is a necessary architectural arrangement. It makes the story go 'round.

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When you add detail to your writing, you are painting with words, and you can use all the colors! Sensory language is the key.

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Discussions about structure tend to offer formulas, though formulas often lead to formulaic stories. But an understanding of narrative structure is important: you have to know the rules before you break them.

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In an important sense, unity in writing is an author’s core design principle. This is the starting point and end goal in writing.

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Elmore Leonard's punchy style and compelling characters has Hollywood continually coming back to his work. Some of the many adaptations of his writing are highlighted in this post.

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