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    How To Write a Short Story

    Naturally, many people think that the longer a story is, the harder it must be to write, but often the opposite is true. As your word count lowers, you must condense the plot further and further, while still being vivid and immersive. Every word must be used carefully, and each sentence needs to be well thought out. When writing short stories, there are a few tips that can help make the process easier. And, if you don’t know where to start, there are some basic rules to follow. However, to learn how to write a short story, we first need to know exactly what qualifies as one. So, what is…

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    How To Create a Writer’s Journal

    A writer’s journal is a space where you can let all of your thoughts run wild. You can customize it however you want and turn it into a truly special place. It’s great to look back on. You can quickly develop the smallest ideas into full stories. Today we’ll look at how you can create your own writer’s notebook and ideas of what to put inside. How To Create a Writer’s Journal A writer’s journal is unique to each writer, and as you use it, that specialness will come out more. For now, though, here are some tips you can use to create your notebook. You’ll want to invest in…

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    How To Outline a Novel

    Learning how to outline a novel is perhaps the most crucial step in writing. An outline laid out with all of the details and stages of the story leads to a more uniform, more engaging read with fewer plot holes and less confusion. Along with an outline, you need to keep track of your story’s details like characters, timelines, locations, and more. Finding a way to organize all of this can be challenging, but today we’ll make it as easy as possible. I’ll be breaking down exactly how to outline your novel from beginning to end and how you can organize the important information. On top of that, I will…

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    Easy Basic Creative Writing Tips for Beginner Writers

    To write well, there are many methods and techniques that can be used but some of which take years to develop and perfect. Not only that, but many pieces of writing advice seem to contradict each other. Which one should I follow? How do I even begin to incorporate this into my writing? To simplify creative writing as a whole and improve your skills, let’s keep things simple by learning four basic creative writing tips for beginner writers. Jump Ahead Show Don’t Tell One of the first things you learn as a writer is to ‘show, not tell’. But, what exactly does this mean? And, why is it so important?…

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    How To Grow Your Brand Using Pinterest

    Many people, especially bloggers, know how much Pinterest can grow your brand, blog, or store. However, it seems that there are still many, especially beginners, who aren’t aware or are unsure how to use Pinterest to grow their brand. For my blog Pinterest has been my top referrer both last year (when I started this blog) and this year. It has allowed my blog to grow faster with little time spent sharing posts on multiple social media sites. If you’re looking to grow a blog, a store, or a brand, knowing how to use Pinterest will allow you to gain the views and the growth you want to see. Why…

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    How To Find Writing Inspiration

    The inspiration for writing can come from anywhere and at any time. But, sometimes the inspiration stops flowing and you need to go looking for it yourself. Where do you go? How do you find writing inspiration? Whether through your daily life or online, there are hundreds of places you can look for inspiration—and that’s exactly how we’ll be breaking down how to find writing inspiration: online and offline. There are reasons someone may choose to look offline for inspiration as opposed to online, and vice versa. Though the internet has an abundance of writing plots, ideas, and inspiration, using your personal life can be more unique and meaningful. However, finding…

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    How To Write a Character

    Characters are what give your story life. They are what the reader connects with and what they remember most. Learning how to write a character can be the most essential information for any aspiring author. That being said, in this post, we’ll look at what’s critical to do before you even start, and how to properly write characters in your stories. Know Your Character Before you begin writing your character, you should get to know them. After all, how can you write someone you know nothing about? The better you understand who the character is, how they act, and how they grew up, the better and easier you’ll be able…

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    How To Be a Productive Writer

    Many writers can understand the frustration of staring at a blinking cursor. You may have ideas but just can’t get yourself to type. For many reasons, a lot of writers tend to struggle with staying productive. As someone who has dealt with this for years, I’ve come up with a list of the biggest mistakes writers make that hinder productivity and five ways you can get more writing done. Biggest Productive Mistakes Writers Make The three main mistakes writers make when it comes to productivity are over-editing, being unorganized, and not writing ideas down. Over-Editing When drafting a novel or any writing, your focus should be on getting words down…

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    How To Write an Entire Novel in One Year

    Writing a book is one of many people’s New Year’s Resolutions, but by the end of the year—no book is finished (or sometimes even started). I know I’ve done this many times, and I think part of the reason is that writing an entire novel in one year seems undoable. It’s a lot of work, you may not even know where to begin, and that’s why many people are unable to check it off their list. However, writing a book in a year is entirely possible, and it’s not as hard as you may think. That is why, I’ll be showing you exactly how to go about doing it, and…

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    How To Write a Great Antagonist

    For every captivating hero, there is an equally enthralling antagonist. To have a powerful main character requires a seemingly unstoppable force they must beat. And this is why writing a strong, fascinating antagonist is vital to an exceptional story. Without a strong antagonist, you cannot have a strong story. The antagonist is the source of most (if not all) of the conflict for the main character. They are there to build suspense, add a new perspective, and (usually) defeat the protagonist. Unfortunately, the antagonist can fall flat when the author writes the character solely as an opposing force to the protagonist. Without giving the antagonist their own background and personality, they…