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How to Add Subplots to Your Novel and Why You Need Them

Filed in Writing Tips by on September 10, 2019 0 Comments
How to Add Subplots to Your Novel and Why You Need Them

While your main plot is solely focused on your protagonist and his or her outcome, subplots serve as side stories to the main plot and tend to focus on secondary characters. Subplots should not overpower the main plot, but instead, strengthen the story and more develop the theme of your novel. The How While short […]

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Showing Characters’ Moods and Emotions

Filed in Writing Tips by on September 5, 2019 0 Comments
Showing Characters’ Moods and Emotions

Whether you’ve been writing for decades or are just embarking on your first writing journey, you’ve likely heard the phrase “show, don’t tell” ad nauseum. It’s one writing rule that applies to every genre because it makes or breaks the reading experience for your end-user—the reader. When we take it upon ourselves to tell readers […]

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10 Steps to Plotting Scenes Using Index Cards

Filed in Writing Tips by on September 3, 2019 0 Comments
10 Steps to Plotting Scenes Using Index Cards

Whether you’re a plotter or a panster, writing fiction or nonfiction, you can benefit from using index cards to plot your book ahead of time. The old-school outlining format we used for research papers in high school isn’t for everyone and can often make it more difficult to rearrange material later on. So, grab a […]

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Writers, Tell Your Story on Instagram

Filed in Marketing Your Book by on August 29, 2019 0 Comments
Writers, Tell Your Story on Instagram

The thought of branding and marketing yourself as a person—let alone a writer—can feel like a challenge. With social media’s continued growth, however, it’s easier than ever to create and cultivate your online persona. Instagram, for instance, isn’t even a decade into its existence yet and has 1 billion active monthly users. So, if you […]

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4 Reasons Your Book Needs An Introduction

Filed in Ask the Editor by on July 30, 2019 0 Comments
4 Reasons Your Book Needs An Introduction

Introductions are really important when you first meet someone. It’s what lays the foundation for how you each come across. The same applies to introductions in books. When a reader isn’t properly acquainted from right the start, the rest of the conversation can get pretty awkward. Here are four reasons why you need an introduction […]

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