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

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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

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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

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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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6 Tips to Make Your Book a Page-Turner

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6 Tips to Make Your Book a Page-Turner

Have you ever read a book you just couldn’t put down? Have you ever stayed up way past your bedtime because you just couldn’t stop reading? Can you imagine your book capturing a reader like that? Here are six tips that can make your book a page-turner: 1. Write about something you are passionate about. […]

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10 Ways to Beat Writer Burnout

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10 Ways to Beat Writer Burnout

In a world where busy is praised and multi-tasking is considered a skill to include on your resume, it makes sense that we would all face burnout every now and again. Working a full-time job, then getting home to pick up the house, make dinner, and take care of other responsibilities would be enough to […]

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