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What Makes A Great Villain?

A great villain can engage an audience, energize a book, and provide a satisfying source of conflict — but the devil is definitely in the details.
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When Is The Right Time To Write?

Whether you’re most creative at dawn or midnight, paying attention to how you write at different times of the day can help you discover the best time to write for you.
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Narrative Structure — Why It’s Important

Formulaic stories are never what you're setting out to create, but understanding narrative structure and the three-act construct are foundational to telling a satisfying story.
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Navigating The Turning Point In Your Story

Are you ready to face the repercussions of the major turning point in your story? It may not only take your characters and story world for a ride, as the writer, you need to buckle up, too.
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Is Your Violent Imagery Sublime… Or Sloppy?

Whatever your subject matter, be mindful of how, where, and when you evoke violent imagery. Such language can be powerful, but used without care, it signals lazy — and potentially corrosive — writing.
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Root Out These Five Writing Mistakes Before You Publish

Self-editing a piece slated for publishing goes beyond spell-checking your work. These writing mistakes should also be addressed to ensure your writing is clear, vibrant, and effective.

Getting Feedback On Your Writing Without Losing Control

For some writing projects, external reviews, fact-checks, or sign-offs are essential. The right strategies can help make the process as collaborative and painless as possible.

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