How to Describe a Character |

Describing your characters can really determine how your readers respond to them.

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128 Words to Use Instead of “Very” | The Passive Voice | A Lawyer’s Thoughts on Authors, Self-Publishing and Traditional Publishing

Some _ _ _ _ useful advice on how to avoid a pretty common mistake.

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Here’s A Scene-Writing Exercise You Should Try – Jennifer Blanchard

Ah! A guest poster on a guest post! But, seriously, adding structure to your scenes is a great way to build your novel successfully.

Note: This is a guest post from my client, Stephanie Raffelock, a novelist and blogger. Enjoy!–jen If I possess the virtue of patience, even a little bit, it is deeply hidden under mounds of enthusiasm that doesn’t want to wait around for anything. But recently, I’ve had an epiphany of sorts that has brought me […]

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Most Common Writing Mistakes, Pt. 52: Stagnant Story Conflict – Helping Writers Become Authors

Getting real story conflict that matters to the readers is critical and too many writers get it wrong.

Too many authors write story conflict that isn’t so much conflict as a delaying tactic to fill their books. Learn how to fix this problem before it starts!

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Symbolism & Setting—The Perfect Marriage | Kristen Lamb’s Blog

Things to strive toward in your writing. Fill it to the rim with these things. Make it so these powerful elements help to drive your story forward and your reader cannot put your book down.

In stories, this depth can be added a number of ways—through subplots, character arc, subtext, theme, and symbolism. Of them all, I think symbolism is one of the simplest methods to employ, and it …

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