Tag: how to write a better novel

world building

Building Worlds That Captivate Readers

World-building stories can transport readers and ignite imaginations — but crafting them is easier said than done. How do you create fresh new worlds that work for both you and your readers?
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Creating A Scene List Synopsis

If you've written a book synopsis, you probably built it with great scenes in mind. Now’s the time to fill them in and focus on the rhythm of your story.
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Story Editing: Create A Powerful Story

Editing a manuscript is a big undertaking, both intellectually and emotionally. It takes time and being thorough can be difficult, but the creative story editing process always pays off.
craft of writing

Counterintuitive Advice On The Craft of Writing

You own all your artistic decisions, so let your heart guide you on your path as you embark on the craft of writing and take your own advice.
movie script

Write Your First Draft Like A Movie Script

Spotlight the essentials of action and dialogue in your first draft, then add all the exposition and descriptive "book stuff" the next time around.
topics in writing

Eternal and universal topics in writing

There are universal topics that fuel so many of the stories we love — from war and peace to abandonment and exile. How you manipulate and build on these sources is your creative contribution.
writing characters

Writing Characters Who Aren’t Like You

When you write a work of fiction, your characters can be anyone, from anywhere, and from any time. This is exciting creative freedom, but it can also be perilous.

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