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book's characters

Let Your Book’s Characters Lead The Way

Much of the joy and discovery of creative writing comes from the process itself. I found inspiration and motivation from the very characters I created.
great villain

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.
Dunning-Kruger effect

Is Your Writing Terrible… Or Is It The Dunning-Kruger Effect?

If you’re feeling like your writing isn’t very good, you might be stuck in the Valley of Despair — smack in the middle of the Dunning-Kruger effect.
narrative structure

Exit Your Narrative Structure And Let Your Characters Breathe

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.
narrative structure

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.
dystopian novel

Writing Dystopian Novels In Dystopian Times

Given the current environmental and social climate — and the worldwide pandemic — you'd think people would avoid dystopian fiction. Not so...

Eleven More Ways To Look At Your Story

The process of developing and polishing a complete draft should be one of the most creative times in a project. This is your final chance to hone your story based on the best of your ideas and refine your style to boost your substance.

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