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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.
picture books

Picture Books Can Be More Than Meet The Eye

Whether you’re inspired to explore history or science, complex feelings or scary weather, your children’s picture book can share a powerful message.
fantasy novel

Before You Write That Fantasy Novel…

If you are writing a fantasy novel, these five considerations will help put you on the right track to creating a story that will capture readers' attention.
found phrases

The Creative Potential Of Found Phrases

Your next bit of brilliant text could be inspired by unexpected sources. Found phrases in music, crosswords, and daily life can be harnessed for your work.
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.
Dan Poblocki Shadow House

Meet Middle Grade Horror Master, Dan Poblocki

Dan Poblocki published his first Middle Grade horror book, The Stone Child, just over 10 years ago. He took time out of his writing schedule to talk about his creative process, the horror genre, and his favorite horror films.
motion map

Creating A Motion Map Of Your Story

Great writing is all about great motion and change — and every bit of motion needs a motivation. You can track these cycles by creating a motion map.

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