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Enhance Your Fiction With Facts

You can honor fact in fiction. Friends, family, locations, events… anything can be inserted into your story, with a wink to those who know the real truth.
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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.
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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.
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.
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Comedy Or Not, Your Story Needs A Good Straight Man

Your story needs a good straight man (or woman) to bring your comedic, heroic, or otherwise unconventional characters into sharper focus.
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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...

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