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creative writing

Nine Ways Editing Software Can Improve Creative Writing

Editing software can improve your creative writing, and since you're alerted to corrections and suggestions, you can also expect to learn a lot and grow as a writer.
first-person narration

The Delights And Dangers Of First-Person Narration

First-person narration lets you pack every moment with personality and explore your writer's voice to the max, but it can be a tricky point-of-view to pull off for the course of an entire book.
create a villain

Create a villain your readers will loathe

There’s something about a great villain that can engage an audience, energize a book, and provide a satisfying source of conflict.
narrative structure

Narrative Structure, Part Two: It’s OK To Stray (or: Don’t Forget Your Cockroach Races)

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.
good straight man

Your Story Needs A Good Straight Man

You need a good straight man (or woman) to bring your comedic, heroic, or otherwise unconventional characters into sharper focus.
three-dimensional characters

Writing three-dimensional characters

In your attempt to create characters your readers crave, these five steps can help you get to know and understand your players well enough to write living, breathing three-dimensional characters on the page.
writing phone conversations

Writing Phone Conversations to Forward Your Plot and Draw Your Characters

When writing phone conversations, does your one-sided dialogue give insight into the character of one or both participants or the relationship between them? Is the conversation moving the plot forward?

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