Tag: fiction writing

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.
story world

Creating Your Own Rules: How To Build A Story World

Rules are weighty and can produce some of the most significant sentences you'll write. They build your story world, immerse your reader, and produce consequences.
writers and coronavirus

The Coronavirus: The Elephant In The Room

As a writer, what do you do if your book is set in the present, but the Coronavirus pandemic thwarts your story? Adapt? Ignore? It's a question on a lot of writers' minds. We'd like to hear from you.
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?
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?

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