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In writing, you use tension to sustain a reader’s interest and keep the plot moving. However, building tension in your story in a way that is believable to your readers can be d...

Nov 21, 2019

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There are many different types of conflict your characters may encounter, but sometimes your character is their own greatest enemy.

Nov 21, 2019

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Readers love characters who are human, which is another way of saying they love characters full of imperfections. This stands to reason as imperfections lead to conflict, and co...

Nov 21, 2019

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Whether you want to turn your own recipes into a cookbook as a family keepsake, or work with a publisher to get the most viral recipes from your blog onto paper and into booksto...

Nov 21, 2019

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If you want to write a New York Times bestseller, or at least publish a book, there’s plenty of sound advice out there on how to write a novel. But it’s also practical to unders...

Nov 21, 2019

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A climax is a dramatic turning point in a narrative—a pivotal moment at the peak of the story arc that pits the protagonist against an opposing force in order to resolve the mai...

Nov 21, 2019

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While some writers shop their manuscripts to traditional publishing houses, indie authors opt for an alternative option—self-publishing. This method gives writers more control o...

Nov 21, 2019

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Literature has the unique power to bring us into the inner experience of its characters, allowing us to think and feel right alongside them. Without having to write dialogue, an...

Nov 21, 2019

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Novelists, playwrights, and screenwriters have many options for organizing the structure of their novels, plays, movies, and television episodes. Traditionally, these narratives...

Nov 21, 2019

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