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story check

Your Eight-part Story Check

A fully-developed manuscript will be rich from beginning to end, from the big to the small. How does yours hold up to this eight-part check?
chapter breaks

Why Chapter Breaks Are A Really Big Deal

Take a fresh look at your draft by studying the space between chapters. If your chapter breaks create an unpleasant surprise, you've got them in the wrong places.
book readers

Make Readers Stop And Go “Wow!”

Readers will decide what stands out about your writing, but thinking about creating "Wow!" moments helps you focus on writing them. What makes something so special that it stands out?
story world

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.
better writer

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.
great sentences

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.
writing process

Tons of material and nothing to write?

A book project is big — it'll take a ton of great content and a series of solid connections to get from A to Z. You get there by absorbing and synthesizing material until you have enough puzzle pieces to complete the picture.

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