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little stories

Find The Little Stories In Your Complex Topic

You can tackle broad and complex topics by focusing on the little stories within, finding the right entry point, and writing outward from there.
advice for writers writing and creativity

Advice For Writers: Embracing The Cycles Of Creativity

Must writers be self-destructive and unhinged to be masters of the craft? Creativity is an elusive animal, and there is no magic formula to harness it.
best time to write

When Is The Right Time To Write?

Whether you’re most creative at dawn or midnight, paying attention to how you write at different times of the day can help you discover the best time to write for you.
Dunning-Kruger effect

Is Your Writing Terrible… Or Is It The Dunning-Kruger Effect?

If you’re feeling like your writing isn’t very good, you might be stuck in the Valley of Despair — smack in the middle of the Dunning-Kruger effect.
idioms

Nine Idioms Traced To Their Origins

We use idioms all the time — after all, these phrases came into use because their figurative meanings can really make a point. But the origins of many common idioms are not easy to guess.
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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