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best sentences

Pick The Best Sentences In Your Favorite Books (and try to match the quality)

What makes a standout sentence to you? Studying works you love can help you focus on writing great sentences that make an impact on your story and your readers.
story world

Creating Your Own Rules: How To Build A Story World

Rules are weighty and can produce some of the most significant sentences you'll write. They build your story world, immerse your reader, and produce consequences.
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Why Chapter Breaks Are A Really Big Deal

Take a fresh look at your draft by studying the space between chapters. If your chapter breaks create an unpleasant surprise, you've got them in the wrong places.
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Author-published Books — A Conversation With IBPA’s Lee Wind

The BookBaby Spotlight podcast recently hosted Lee Wind, a "lighthouse of stories that center on marginalized kids and teens and celebrate their power to change the world" and the Director of Marketing and Programming for the Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA).
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Lost Your Work? Don’t Lose Hope.

Unexpectedly losing your writing-in-progress can feel terrible, but your rewrite can be even better. Don't lose hope, use these tips and recover your work.
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Make Readers Stop And Go “Wow!”

Readers will decide what stands out about your writing, but thinking about creating "Wow!" moments helps you focus on writing them. What makes something so special that it stands out?
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.

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