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A Day In The Life

Mar 14, 2017

This could make an interesting study on an existing character, or become the beginning of a new story.

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The Key to Writing Fresh Fiction

 Mar 7, 2017

With so many brilliant works already out there, staying fresh is more and more of a challenge for writers. But people constantly look for new twists and flavors in their reading material, and woe betide the writer who doesn’t deliver.

Sounds intimidating? You bet. But good writers manage to captivate their audience time and again with fresh ideas and details. The following principle will help you boost your originality, too.

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5 Ways to Turn Writing Gaffes into Writing Gold

 Mar 14, 2017

It happens to the best of us. The worst happens.

We publish a blog post to thousands of subscribers with a glaring grammatical error. Or we accidentally “cc” someone on a client’s confidential email. Or we quote a source incorrectly in an interview. Or we discover inconsistencies in a released novel, causing friction with our fiction.

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Characters  

How Genetics Can Move Your Story Forward

 Feb 28, 2017

What do genetics have to do with writing fiction? Everything.

The debate of Nature versus Nurture will likely rage on until the end of time, but the fact remains that many of our traits are down to simple genetics. Hair and eye color are just some of these traits that you have to keep in mind when creating a character. Here's how to get your genetics right.

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Language  

Be a Bold Writer: Sentences

 Jan 31, 2017

Hesitant writing plagues many would-be storytellers.  Your sentences are supposed to lead your readers through a wonderful fictional experience – but who wants to follow a guide who is obviously insecure?  This article won’t tell you what to write, but give you tips on how to write firm, confident sentences.  

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