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How to Write a Captivating Short Story

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How to Write a Captivating Short Story

According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, a short story is defined as an invented narrative that’s shorter than a novel, deals with a few characters, and often concentrates on the creation of mood rather than plot. A short story can come in varying shapes and sizes: Traditional: 1,500-5000 words Flash Fiction: 500-1,000 words Micro Fiction: 5-350 words […]

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10 Autumn-Themed Writing Prompts

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10 Autumn-Themed Writing Prompts

Happy First Day of Fall! Fall (or Autumn) is the perfect season for creative writing. It is a time when stories come alive and there are so many places to pull inspiration from. Whether you’re just practicing writing or are starting to think about your next novel project for NaNoWriMo in November, now’s the time […]

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The Do’s and Don’ts for a Successful Writing Workshop

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The Do’s and Don’ts for a Successful Writing Workshop

If you’ve decided to participate in your first writing workshop — either virtually or in person — you may be wondering what you can do to be best prepared for your time with other writers and how to make the most of that time. Since a writing workshop typically takes place with a small group […]

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Gearing Up for NaNoWriMo

Filed in Author Inspirations by on October 26, 2021 0 Comments
Gearing Up for NaNoWriMo

For writers, there is one important festivity that takes place right before the holidays. The writing event of the year — NaNoWriMo — starts November 1, and we want to make sure you’re as prepared as possible if you’re planning on participating in the 30-day sprint to a 50,000-word first draft of your next novel. […]

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Style Sheets 101: Why You Need One

Filed in Ask the Editor by on October 7, 2021 0 Comments
Style Sheets 101: Why You Need One

There are several ways to keep yourself and your writing organized. One is a writer’s notebook and the other is to create and maintain your style sheet. Keeping all your ducks in a row as you write a book is no small feat! Let’s face it, you’re trying to keep track of the tiniest details […]

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