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Writer tipsJune 10, 2021
Why is pacing important in fiction?

Why is pacing important in fiction?

Pacing is what keeps readers turning pages. This article explains the importance of pacing and provides a pacing checklist for authors to keep handy.

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More tips about writing Psychological Thrillers

More tips about writing Psychological Thrillers

British thriller author Andy Maslen discusses the elements of a Psychological Thriller in this episode of the writing show First Draft Friday.

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Marlowe 2.0: The latest in AI for authors

Marlowe 2.0: The latest in AI for authors

We're announcing the release of Marlowe 2.0, an artificial intelligence tool to help authors improve their long-form fiction.

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Writing a Psychological Thriller

Writing a Psychological Thriller

Psychological thrillers are blowing up the bestseller lists. Here's our latest First Draft Friday interview with author Andy Maslen, a recent entrant into the genre.

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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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Writer tipsApril 27, 2021
Should pantsers become plotters?

Should pantsers become plotters?

How to write a book can be a hotly contested topic. Formal training dictates that outlining is a necessity of the craft, while authors often object to the practice, saying that plotting a novel takes all of the fun and creativity out of the practice. So which path is best? M.J. Blehart has strong opinions […]

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Writer tipsApril 1, 2021
Building strong side characters

Building strong side characters

Side characters are often written without development, created for a specific purpose, and then discarded without a second thought. On our most recent First Draft Friday, author Cindy Skaggs explored why side characters desire proper attention, and how they can improve your story. xxxx xxxx They can help define your theme Cindy pointed out that […]

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Writer tipsMarch 18, 2021
Tips for building your editorial team

Tips for building your editorial team

There comes a time in every novel’s life when it is time to leave the safe haven of the author’s computer and journey out into the world. Before it reaches retailer shelves, a variety of individuals should read and critique your masterpiece. One of the first editors who helped my novels on their journeys into […]

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Authors’ writing advice comes to life

Authors’ writing advice comes to life

Here's a look at writing advice from some of the world's best known authors, along with their animated images in MyHeritage's trippy AI program Deep Nostalgia.

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Genres, Writer tipsMarch 1, 2021
Tips for writing in the Young Adult voice

Tips for writing in the Young Adult voice

Author Alessandra discusses best practices for writing in the Young Adult voice with YA fiction author and ghostwriter Morgan Bader.

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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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Writer tipsFebruary 16, 2021
Writing mistakes to avoid in your novel

Writing mistakes to avoid in your novel

Book editor Susan Barnes reveals the most common missteps that authors make. These mistakes can cause poor reviews, lost sales, and readers abandoning your novel midway through. In this half-hour event, Susan teaches how to avoid common pitfalls and what to watch our for when you're writing and rewriting a draft.

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