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Third Person Limited Point of View

  •   Mar 1, 2016   •  

Third person point of view has various subtle shades within fiction. There’s disagreement on the...     more »


First Person Point of View

  •   Mar 1, 2016   •  

First person point of view is one of the most natural voices to write in, but that doesn’t make i...     more »


Creating Rich Conflict, Part I: Internal Conflict

  •   Mar 1, 2016   •  

We all know a story should be an emotional rollercoaster, or else readers will start skimming or...     more »


Getting Through Your First Draft

  •   Mar 1, 2016   •  

From Idea to NovelTwo years ago I got an idea. That night was clichéd to the point of pa...     more »


Make Your Dialogue More Effective

  •   Mar 1, 2016   •  

I walked into the local Starbuck’s for my customary morning doppio. Sipping standing, I eavesdrop...     more »


How to Bring a Character to Life

  •   Mar 1, 2016   •  

Characters are the core of any good story. If we care about a person, then we want to know what h...     more »


Do These Five Weak Words Undermine Your Writing?

  •   Mar 1, 2016   •  

Your goal as a writer is to construct captivating stories in which people can lose...     more »


How to Keep Your Passion Burning

  •   Mar 1, 2016   •  

Ah, the fresh start of a novel. How I love it: the excitement of meeting new characters, the limi...     more »