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Novel writing basics: 10 steps to an unputdownable book

Full article with thanks to https://www.nownovel.com/blog/novel-writing-steps-to-unputdownable-book/ Your grasp of novel writing basics such as plot and character needs to be good for readers to enjoy your novels. Here are 10 steps to make your book unputdownable: Step 1: Promise revelation in your story premise. Step 2: Make each chapter beginning and ending tantalizing. Step 3: Master novel writing basics: narration ...
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A Guide to Becoming a Better Writer: 15 Practical Tips

Full article with thanks to https://www.lifehack.org/articles/communication/a-guide-to-becoming-a-better-writer-15-practical-tips.html If you’ve always dreamed of being the next Hemingway or Vonnegut (or even Grisham), or perhaps if you just want to write better essays for school or posts for your blog … you need to sharpen those writing skills. Becoming the best writer you can be isn’t easy, I won’t lie to you. It ...
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10 Ways to Beat Writer’s Block

Full article with thanks to https://authornews.penguinrandomhouse.com/10-ways-to-beat-writers-block/ We asked some of our authors to anonymously share their best ideas on how to beat writer’s block. Read on for inspiration. 1. Take a Hike “Overcoming writer’s block is, for me, less a question of possessing the needed “What will I write?” knowledge than the willingness to SIT DOWN and do so. Literally, ...
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Writing a Trilogy: How to Plan a Series of Novels

Full article with thanks to https://thenovelsmithy.com/outlining-a-trilogy/ Writing a trilogy creates many amazing opportunities. A book series is a powerful writing tool, because it allows you to take your reader on a journey. Your trilogy can grow alongside them, and you have far more space to explore your characters, worlds, and themes than you would in a single novel. Trilogies in ...
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7 Famous Writers’ Unconventional Workspaces, Explained

Full article with thanks to https://www.grammarly.com/blog/writer-workspaces/ Where you write impacts how you write, plain and simple. If you close your eyes and imagine the ideal workspace for writing, what type of setting would you envision? Perhaps you picture a room with plenty of natural sunlight and bookshelves overflowing with all of the authors you wish to emulate. Or, you may ...
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30 Writing Tips to Make Writing Easier

Full article with thanks to https://www.grammarly.com/blog/writing-tips/ Every day, you write, whether it’s a college paper, blog post, work document, email, or social media update. Your writing represents who you are personally and professionally, so it’s worth it to hone your skills. Here are thirty writing tips to help you communicate better in text. 30 Writing Tips to Help You Get ...
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READING, AN OPTION FOR PEACE IN STRESSFUL TIMES

Full article with thanks to https://www.thelantern.com/2020/06/reading-an-option-for-peace-in-stressful-times/ Literature has the power to whisk readers away to faraway places, which is a lot further than they are getting at the moment due to stay-at-home orders and curfews. Elizabeth Hewitt, an associate professor in the Department of English specializing in pre-1900 American literature, said that reading acts as a form of escapism that ...
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10 Ways to Launch Strong Scenes

Full article with thanks to https://www.writersdigest.com/improve-my-writing/10-ways-to-launch-strong-scenes A story or novel is, in essence, a series of scenes strung together with narrative summary adding texture & colour. A work of fiction is many scenes, each having a beginning, middle & end. The beginning of each scene is what we’ll address here. Any story or novel is, in essence, a series of ...
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8 writing tips from authors who won the Nobel

Full article with thanks to https://www.nownovel.com/blog/writing-tips-from-authors-nobel/ Writing tips from authors who won the Nobel (such as Toni Morrison and Gabriel Garcia Marquez) are often worth taking to heart. Read 8 of the best pieces of writing advice from acclaimed authors: 1. Don’t use dead language Toni Morrison won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1993. In her Nobel lecture, Morrison ...
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‘There’s an art to it’: with one sold every 10 seconds, what’s Mills & Boon’s secret?

Full article with thanks to https://www.theguardian.com/books/2021/jan/15/sarah-ferguson-whats-to-mock-mills-boon-sells-a-romance-every-10-seconds-in-uk As Sarah Ferguson joins roster of authors, Mills & Boon and Bridgerton success shows there’s money in romance It is easy to mock a fantasy world of personal assistants taming playboy princes, nurses unlocking the passions of surly surgeons, or chambermaids bedding brooding billionaires. Less easy to mock is the wild and continuing popularity ...
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