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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...
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 world

Use Expressive Words To Build Your Story World

The marriage of story with detailed, expressive language will help you build a story world that is the heart of great writing.
story editing scene

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.
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.
scope of your story

The Scope Of Your Story

Scope is what everyone is talking about when they talk about genre. The scope of your story defines the genre — some concepts and ideas are in and others are out.
story fundamentals

Story Fundamentals Make A Story Great

Understanding your story fundamentals is key to great storytelling. How well you know your story fundamentals will be evident in every word on every page.

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