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FDF #45: Revealing Character Through Dialogue

FDF #45: Revealing Character Through Dialogue

Join us, Friday, June 10th at 5PM Eastern Time. Our guest, Amy L. Bernstein, will discuss revealing character through dialogue. This is a FREE live chat, so please bring your questions and opinions. Amy will give you actionable tips! Sign up now!

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FDF #44: Playing Your Role

FDF #44: Playing Your Role

Join us, Friday, May 20th at 12 Noon Eastern Time. Our guest, Gordon Byron, will discuss the role YOU play in character development. This is a FREE live chat, so please bring your questions and opinions. Gordon will give you actionable tips! Sign up now!

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Author resources, Writer tipsJanuary 31, 2022
Giving your characters a personality

Giving your characters a personality

Authors Greta Boris and Alessandra Torre chat about using the Enneagram typing system to develop your characters' personality.

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How to write a gripping first page

How to write a gripping first page

Authors Joan Dempsey and Alessandra Torre chat about opening scenes in novels and how to create a gripping first page.

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

How to create lovable characters

Romance authors Tamie Dearen and Alessandra Torre discuss the elements needed to create a lovable character, and the do’s and don’ts of this important piece of the novel puzzle.

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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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The importance of pacing in fiction writing

The importance of pacing in fiction writing

Everyone notices pacing in a story, whether they can label it or not. There’s an expectation in fiction that a story will not only contain certain elements but deliver them at a pace that feels right for the setting and characters. What is pacing? Pacing is the speed with which a story is told. That […]

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Examples of narrative arcs in modern fiction

Examples of narrative arcs in modern fiction

Do novels share certain storytelling patterns? An A.I. has determined that most best-sellers use one of seven universal plot archetypes.

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Author resources, Writer tipsFebruary 10, 2021
Writing about guns? Get your ammunition right

Writing about guns? Get your ammunition right

How to make sure your fictional firearms don’t jam Part two of a two-part series. See part one: The right way to write about guns in novels Rounds, cartridges, shells or bullets? In this article I’ve been scrupulous about referring to “rounds” when I mean the things you load into your firearm and “bullets” when […]

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