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Author resources, Writer tipsNovember 18, 2021
Secrets of writing in different voices

Secrets of writing in different voices

Authors Jeff Wheeler and Alessandra Torre chat about writing in different voices and character point of views.

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Author resources, Writer tipsNovember 15, 2021
Building a magic system from scratch

Building a magic system from scratch

Authors C.R. Rowenson and Alessandra Torre chat about using magic systems in fiction and their creation and implementation.

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Author posts, Writer tipsOctober 18, 2021
Five writing productivity hacks for authors who want to publish more books

Five writing productivity hacks for authors who want to publish more books

There are a lot of blog posts out there about how to write better. You’ll find a fair number in our Writers Resource Center. But this isn’t that. This article is about how to write faster — or, more precisely, how to write more words. Publishing my first novel took me six months, from hand-writing […]

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Author resources, Writer tipsOctober 14, 2021
How to create lovable characters

How to create lovable characters

Horror author Jack Pierce chat and suspense author Alessandra Torre discuss what elements set horror apart from other fiction genres.

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What makes a great horror story?

What makes a great horror story?

Horror author Jack Pierce chat and suspense author Alessandra Torre discuss what elements set horror apart from other fiction genres.

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What are the origins of story?

What are the origins of story?

Stefan Edmunds, author of “The Eight Crafts of Writing,” discusses the original origins of story and how modern storytellers have adapted stories to appeal to today’s readers.

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Author posts, Writer tipsSeptember 24, 2021
How to write great dialogue in a novel

How to write great dialogue in a novel

In this post we’ll talk about how to write great dialogue. The principles outlined below mostly apply to novel writing, but they also apply to screenplays, short stories and other forms of creative writing.

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Writer tipsSeptember 4, 2021
Premise: What your book is really all about

Premise: What your book is really all about

This is part three of a three-part series on Storytelling Tips. Also see: • Part 1: Creating compelling characters for your novel • Part 2: Mind your language: Repetition, clichés and modifiers In his excellent book about screenwriting, Save the Cat, Blake Snyder suggests you imagine your dad or mom asking you to finish the sentence, […]

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Writer tipsAugust 30, 2021
Mind your language: Repetition, clichés and modifiers

Mind your language: Repetition, clichés and modifiers

This is part two of a three-part series on Storytelling Tips. Also see: • Part 1: Creating compelling characters for your novel • Part 3: Premise: What your book is really all about One way of splitting novelists into two camps is between storytellers and stylists. Storytellers are all about the tale. A stranger comes […]

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Marlowe, Writer tipsAugust 16, 2021
Creating compelling characters for your novel

Creating compelling characters for your novel

What is the one ingredient shared by every bestseller? A great, compelling character who’s relatable to the reader.

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Writer tipsJuly 19, 2021
Do you need a writing coach?

Do you need a writing coach?

I’ll be honest, I’ve never been sure what exactly a writing coach does. I’ve always sort of shelved them into the stack of things that I’d rather not think about. The idea of someone hounding me to “write, write, write” sounds like a special kind of torture. But hey – I can’t judge what I […]

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Writer tipsJuly 8, 2021
Transitioning from nonfiction to fiction

Transitioning from nonfiction to fiction

Authors new to fiction need to be aware of the stylistic differences between fiction and nonfiction. Here are tips on how to breathe emotion and life into your fiction works.

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