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

5 Tips for Writing Character Backstory character creation drafting save the cat

How can you develop characters that will keep your readers glued to the pages? Their backstory plays a huge part in getting it right—characters don’t come into existence on the first page of your story

But don’t worry, you don’t need to chronicle your...

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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 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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