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storytelling lessons from stranger things

Things I Learned About Storytelling From Stranger Things

It's good practice to reverse-engineer the stories you love most and apply the best storytelling elements to your own writing. Stranger Things had that effect on me, and here's what I learned.
self-publishing success

A Library for Self-Publishing Success: Must-read Books for the Indie Author

Everything you need to achieve self-publishing success is contained in these seven books. So put down your pen and get readin’!
writing a memoir

Writing a Memoir? Avoid These Mistakes.

Too often, an independent author writing a memoir doesn’t deliver the sort of book readers at large can appreciate. Your task is to tell an interesting story, and you should avoid making these six mistakes.
Jungle Book Fire

The Jungle Book: Beautiful Film, Flawed Storytelling

This storyteller finds six cracks in the new Jungle Book that mar the narrative in this visually enchanting movie, providing a lesson in how to construct a story by ensuring your characters' motivations and choices are consistent and believable.
write a book

Three Things To Do Before You Write A Book

This excerpt from How to Become an Author: Your Complete Guide spells out some recommended steps to take before you set out to pen your first masterpiece.
build your writing muscles

A fun way to build your writing muscles

We know we have to build our muscles to run a marathon, but how do we build our writer's muscles when it comes to writing a book? Maybe you’ve started by keeping a diary, writing short stories, or taking creative writing classes. These are all great ways to build up writing muscles. These are like training runs compared to the marathon that is the book.
3 books to help you improve your writing

Radically Improve Your Writing: Three Books That Will Help You Do It

If you’re serious about taking steps to improve your writing, nothing will help more than the lessons you can learn from these three books. Closely read them; actively underline them; diligently apply what you learn. You’ll be impressed at the improvement that follows.

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