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    20 Unusual Romance Creative Writing Prompts for Writers

    Romance is one of the biggest, most popular genres, not only for novels, but also for poetry, movies, and more. And, with the thousands of romance stories written, it can be challenging to come up with new ideas. If you enjoy writing romance, but are having trouble brainstorming ideas, here are some creative writing prompts and story ideas that will hopefully lead you to your next great romance story. A heartbroken man turns to a mysterious visitor for help. A blind date becomes the adventure of a lifetime when an apocalyptic storm approaches. The character falls in love with someone who claims they’ve been dead for ten years. After meeting…

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    I Have a Great Story Idea—What Should I Do With It as an Amateur Writer?

    You’ve thought up a wonderful idea for a story you are eager to write. Once you’ve brainstormed some more, you have a solid plot and are sure people will enjoy it. But, now what? Your first thought is probably to write a book, which is the preferred medium of many writers, especially beginner writers. Hold on, though, because writing a book is only one option, and some stories work so much better when written in a different form. Beginner writers often stick to writing novels, short stories, and poems because they are more simple mediums and don’t require much upfront knowledge. However, many writers get stuck as their writing style…

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    How To Create Vivid and Memorable Fantasy and Sci-Fi Worlds in Creative Writing

    Memorable worlds in creative writing allow the reader to truly feel a part of them. The characters and scenery come alive to create a place we can disappear within. And, sometimes we love these worlds so dearly that we create pieces of them in our own world (take Harry Potter World at Disney). But how do we create these memorable worlds in creative writing? And what is it that makes them so memorable? Writing a story that readers can get lost in requires worlds that feel real and alive. The world your story takes place in may be entirely based on our own world, or it may be a world…

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    Write Like a Professional: Take Your Writing From Amateur to Pro

    Can you tell the difference between a professional writer’s work and an amateur’s work? On the surface, you may quickly note grammar, spelling mistakes, and similar aspects that are quick to jump out. But below the surface lies a certain essence found in professional writing that ties it together. And, that’s the key to be able to write like a professional. You may be able to tell the difference even if you can’t pinpoint it. But if you’re looking to write like a professional, knowing what sets it apart is critical. And professional writing doesn’t mean essays and biographies (though it can); it applies to fiction writing, creative writing, in…

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    20 Complex Questions To Ask When You Write a Novel

    To write a strong, impactful novel, it’s necessary to ask yourself a few questions. All writers are constantly thinking, “How can I make this better?”. However, many writers get stuck trying to find the answer to that question. If you’ve found yourself in such a situation, you can run through the following questions to help you understand what’s missing from your novel (if anything is). Not all the questions will apply to your story; feel free to skip any that you don’t find useful. I’ve included a bunch of questions that can fit as many scenarios as possible. So, here are some questions to ask when you write a novel:…

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    Simple Guide to World Building in Creative Writing

    The worlds of Game of Thrones, Lord of the Rings, and Harry Potter are some examples of stories that capture the importance of world-building. You find yourself immersed in their worlds with unique characters, entire fictional languages, and extensive histories. Some of these worlds seem so complex, that it’s daunting to try creating something similar. Don’t get overwhelmed thinking you need to create something as detailed, though. These worlds are developed over multiple books, and often over different platforms. If you are wanting to write a novel or screenplay, you just need to build up the basics. You can continue to add as your stories grow. In this post, we’ll…

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    What To Do With Your Amazing Story Ideas

    Okay, I have some great story ideas! But, what do I do with it? If you’re anything like me, you have a list of story ideas that are sitting around waiting to be turned into the next greatest story. But, most don’t ever become anything more than an idea. And, some ideas are good, but they just aren’t good enough to do anything with. Others are perfect but continue to sit for a number of other reasons. You never know which idea will turn into the ‘next big thing’ so it’s good to give them a chance. But, you can’t write an entire novel for every idea you have, so…

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    The One Thing Everyone Writing a Book Should Know

    If someone told me this when I was starting my writing career, I would probably have a dozen books written by now. Instead, I spent years feeling like my writing was inferior and in turn, procrastinating the stories I wanted to write. But, in recent months, I’ve learned something and I think it might help you to hear it. This is what anyone who wants to write a book should know. You will almost certainly hold yourself back in some way because it’s in our nature as humans to criticize ourselves and our work harshly. And though this can be somewhat annoying, I think it also has its benefits. This…

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    How To Begin Your Writing Career

    A career in writing can look different for many, and is usually far from what people imagine it to be. Some are technical writers who spend their time meticulously creating manuals, guides, and similar works. Others dive deep into their imagination to create their next novel. Some work set schedules for a company with job security and routine while some decide their own schedules, answering to no one but themselves. However unique writing careers can be, they most often start the same way. And, if you’ve decided to commit to becoming a professional writer, you may be unsure where or how to start. If so, you have found the right…

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    How To Start Email Marketing as a Writer

    To grow as a writer, you need your audience to grow. The bigger your audience, the more people read your writing and buy your books. But, when starting out as a writer, it can seem like no matter what you do, nobody is interested in buying your work. You may become discouraged and believe no one likes your writing, but what often happens is that those who are interested aren’t aware, and those who are aware aren’t interested. In short, you aren’t promoting and marketing to the right people. Email marketing solves this problem because those who sign up are more than interested, and you can share your work as soon…