How To Write

A collection of our most popular BookBaby articles on how to write for both the pro and the novice author.

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Use Expressive Words To Build Your Story World

The marriage of story with detailed, expressive language will help you build a story world that is the heart of great writing.
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How Screenplays Differ From Novels

When developing a screenplay, you look for strong, complex characters, conflict, and emotional intensity. While the same is true for books, there are rules about screenwriting that don't apply to writing novels.
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How To Harness The Hidden Influence Of Power Words

Powerful words that pack a punch can make for highly evocative writing... but there’s something you should watch out for if you want to hit the right notes.
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How Can You Become A Better Writer?

Make a list of your weaknesses, then actively use this knowledge of yourself to improve your writing to become a better writer.
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12 Things You Can Do To Build Your Writing Career While Stuck At Home

Here are 12 ideas to help you put your time to good use while stuck at home to build your writing career and add variety to your scheduled writing time.
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How To Chronicle A Crisis

Writing in the midst of a pandemic can feel strange and overwhelming. Here are some tips to get you started in your attempts to chronicle this crisis.
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Juxtapositions Can Make Great Sentences

A great way to transmit interesting ideas is through the contrast of two very different things, i.e. a juxtaposition. Contrast is one of the most powerful elements in storytelling and works just as well in a single sentence.

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