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Whether you’re a Hollywood screenwriter or a novelist, mapping out your main plotline is a big task. While a traditional three-act structure is good for an audience to follow th...

Feb 14, 2020


It’s an age-old question and the source of a common mistake in the English language: When should I use “lay,” and when should I use “lie”? There’s a good reason they’re often mi...

Feb 14, 2020


Antiheroes are far from the role models we associate with traditional heroes, but they are often driven by a sense of justice just the same. An antihero is a character who is de...

Feb 14, 2020


In the real world, everybody has their own unique personality, worldview, and manner of speaking. So too should the characters in a novel. A strong character voice is the means ...

Feb 14, 2020


Ever wonder who comes up with the hilarious ads you see during the Super Bowl, or who writes the blog posts that teach you how to cook or fix your car? Most likely, it’s copywri...

Feb 14, 2020


Sometimes the only thing standing between you and the realization of a life-changing idea is money. Not everyone who wants to make the world a better place has all the resources...

Feb 14, 2020


The thrill of a cross-examination. The pending uncertainty of a verdict. The dogged perseverance of a virtuous public defender. These are all classic elements of a legal thrille...

Feb 14, 2020


Whether you’re an inexperienced writer or an expert communicator, the English language can be complex and confusing. There are plenty of grammar mistakes that can crop up in you...

Feb 14, 2020


The central dramatic question is the story engine driving your narrative, a question that should always be at the forefront of your viewers’ or readers’ minds. Each act of your ...

Feb 14, 2020