Strategies, tools, tips, and techniques to help you master the art of fiction writing

Write a Killer Logline for Your Novel marketing publishing querying

Have you ever been asked by a friend, “What’s your book about?” If you’re like most writers, you know what it’s like to feel tongue-tied after hearing this question. How could you possibly boil your magnificent book down to a handful of words? Worse still is when...

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Dealing with Fear as a Writer drafting writer's block

Writing may be a solitary endeavor, but one companion plagues every author from time to time: Fear. 

Writer’s block, fear of rejection, and imposter syndrome (the fear of being exposed as a fraud) are all examples of fear popping up in a writer's life. If that weren’t enough,...

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5 Tips for Compelling Dialogue character creation drafting

We’ve all read novels where the witty banter between characters is a joy to witness, or where a character surprises us every time they speak. But we’ve also read ones where conversations drag on and on, or characters’ voices all sound alike.

No one wants to read the second...

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How to Choose the Best Point of View for Your Novel brainstorming drafting

At a glance, writing a novel in a first-person or third-person point of view seems like an easy enough decision. It’s just a pronoun you’re changing, after all.

But choosing your point of view (or POV for short) is more complex than you’d think. First-person and third-person...

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How to Choose the Best Narrator for Your Story (Multiple POVs) character creation drafting

Crafting a story with multiple points of view can be one of the most fun and rewarding adventures for a writer. It gives you a chance to play with different voices and styles in the same project, and also allows you to show the same characters and events through different lenses.

But expanding...

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How to Use Flashbacks in Your Fiction Writing drafting plotting

Flashbacks done well can have a profound effect on your story. They can add depth to your characters, intrigue to your plot lines, or serve as eye-opening reveals.

In this post, we’ll dive deep into what flashbacks are, why they can be so compelling, and how to use them for maximum effect...

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