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

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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