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    How To Pace a Novel for Beginners

    There are many tips on how to pace a novel: plot points, percentages, guidelines, oh my! It can be confusing to know how to actually implement these tips while drafting your story. I mean we know where these events fall in relation to each other—the rising action leads to the climax which leads to the resolution—but how do we time these events and make sure we stay on course? Well, I’ll discuss the general rules for pacing a novel, how to actual write using them, and how to not overwhelm yourself. Let’s go! General Rules for Pacing Plot points are the most basic guide when plotting your story. I’m sure…

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    How To Develop a Unique Writing Style – Find Your Writing Voice

    You know how you sometimes see a piece of art and know exactly who it’s by without looking at the artist? Well, that uniqueness is also what writers hope to capture. But what exactly allows you to know who created a piece of art? Maybe it’s the way they combined different mediums or the unique brushstrokes they used. Visually, it all comes together to create that artist’s style. But how do we create our own style in writing? Well, let’s take a look at the different elements of writing and how we can mold them into a unique voice. I’ll also leave some tips that you can use to develop…

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    From Inspiration to Publication: How To Navigate the Creative Writing Process

    Though the process of writing something wonderful is far from easy, it’s a small part of the bigger process: becoming an author. Whether you want to have best-selling books in every store, make it to number one on Kindle or iBooks, or create your own author store, the process is always similar. To go from idea to a complete book to a profitable book, you must understand what you want for the work. Think about your biggest dreams for your writing and keep that in mind as you begin the process. So whether you are starting your writing career or are just curious, I will walk you through the creative…

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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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    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 Create an Aesthetic Bookshelf for Cheap

    The amount of bookshelf inspo I have saved is ridiculous. I love my bookshelf, but seeing these Pinterest worthy insanely amazing bookshelves have me jealous. And so, I wondered how I could have a beautiful aesthetic bookshelf and spend little-to-no money on it. Here’s what I came up with: Tips and Reminders Before I begin, I’d like to say that I think the best bookshelves are unique to each person. And, the most important factor is that you are happy with it and that it functions. A lot of these “Insta-worthy” bookshelves look beautiful because they never get used. But, if you’re like me and like looking through your books…

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    How To Keep Track of Books You Read

    Many bookworms enjoy list-making, journaling, and memory-keeping. One of the most popular lists for readers to make is keeping track of books they read. If you want to keep track of books you read, but aren’t sure how, keep reading to find out. Also, if you’re unsure why keeping track of your reads is beneficial, I discuss that, as well. Why It’s Good To Keep Track of Books You Read You may be wondering why should even take time to keep track of books you read. Well, there are many reasons, but I’ll discuss a few. To Absorb What You’ve Read When you track books you’ve read, you can better…

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    How To Actually Achieve Your New Year’s Resolution of Writing a Book

    Many people make a New Year’s resolution and do great…for awhile. Eventually, they end up forgetting about it, working towards something else, or become unmotivated. A goal I see many people set for their resolution is to write a book, but by December 31st, few have a complete story (and some haven’t even started it). I think the issue comes from three areas: loosing interest, feeling overwhelmed, and not being clear on what needs done. Today, I’ll go over how to achieve the New Year’s resolutions you set. Mostly, this post is focused on achieving the goal of writing a book, but you can apply these tips to almost any…

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    How To Write a Horror Story | What Makes Great Horror Stories

    As Halloween approaches, so too do all of the best horror stories. I haven’t spent much time discussing tips and tricks for writing specific genres, but I thought now is the perfect time to go over horror. If you’ve been wanting to learn how to write horror, read on to find out what makes a great scary story. What Makes Great Horror Stories? (How To Write a Horror Story) The elements of a great horror story are usually the same. An excellent horror story evokes fear in the viewer/reader, creates surprise and shock, and feels real. To learn how to evoke fear, you must understand the different types of fear…