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    Writing Techniques to Take Your Writing to the Next Level

    If you feel like you’ve plateaued as a writer, and you know your work is missing something or could be better, but you’re not sure how to improve it, you’ve come to the right place. In today’s post, we’ll be looking at places where writing tends to fall short, and how you can use simple writing techniques to quickly improve a story. Create Well-Rounded Characters Characters. The foundation of any great story comes down to the characters you create. You may have the most wonderful story idea and may write with excellent detail using great writing techniques, but if your characters are flat, your story will never be strong. There’s…

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    How To Write a Great Protagonist

    The main goal when writing a protagonist, or any character for that matter, is to make them come alive. They should feel to the reader like a real person, and the reader should be able to understand them in the same way as any other person they meet—meaning, the reader should be able to predict (to a degree) how the character will act and react to situations based on their personality and their background. Writing a character in this way is challenging, though, as you must write them so vividly that the reader can understand who they are without you specifically saying much about them. The most common mistake new…

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    How To Start a Story to Captivate Readers

    Turning a blank page into a magnificent 30,000-word story is a feat not easily won. Staring at the blinking cursor just waiting for you to type, is beyond frustrating and demotivating. And, knowing where to start a story, or rather, how to start is something many writers struggle with. But, to understand how to begin a story, we first have to look at why the first page is so critical to a successful story. Though most important information, exciting details, and any major plot points take place in later chapters, the first chapter, first page, and even first paragraph can be far more major. The number one reason why the beginning of a story…

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    How To Make Money as a Freelance Writer

    Freelance writing is a great way for writers to make a full-time income while being self-employed. You are able to set your own schedule, take on as many or as few projects as you feel comfortable with, and enjoy the comfort of working from home. Although there are some disadvantages to freelancing, it can be such a rewarding career. To learn about the pros and cons of freelancing and to discover how to be a freelance writer, keep on reading! Being a Freelance Writer – How Freelancing Works A freelance writer is someone who makes a living by writing content for other people. Freelancing is about finding and growing a…

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    How To Make Money as a Writer Through Blogging

    Blogging is a hobby many writers hold at one point or another, but few people use blogging as a source of income. And blogging can be a wonderful money maker for any writer if you know how to set your blog up for success. Not only do you get to write daily and partake in your craft, but you also build a portfolio of your best work. And, perhaps even better, is the community you build with your audience and with fellow writers. You gain relationships, insight into the industry, and writing opportunities all while earning a full-time income through doing what you love—writing! The problem lies in knowing how to make…

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    5 Things You Need To Know To Make Money as a Writer

    Earning a full-time income isn’t easy as a writer. Between the competition and the frustration, writing is seen as a hobby rather than a job. The idea that you can’t make money as a writer is not accurate, and with the internet and social media, it’s easier than ever. If you’ve ever wanted to write professionally, you may be confused about where to start or if it’s even possible. Rest assured, we will be covering all of the basics of making money as a writer. Back in 2019, I graduated college with a bachelor’s degree in creative writing, and though having a degree is nice, it’s not needed to be…

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    How To Plan a Story Plot + Best Apps to Use

    Often, the most challenging, frustrating part of writing a story is developing and planning the plot. Not only must you decide what happens in the story and how it ends, but you also need to properly pace the plot—that is, decide how long each event lasts, how fast the story progresses, etc. When I develop a story’s plot, I like to break the process into three steps. Yes, that’s it—three steps is all it takes to form a complete and detailed plot. And, in the end, if you use this method, it will leave you with the perfect outline so you can begin the actual writing process, pitch your story,…

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    How To Brand Yourself as a Writer

    Creating a solid brand as a writer is one of the most essential parts of breaking into the industry. When people hear your name or see your work, they should be able to tell that you are a writer. The more detailed your brand is, the easier it will be to connect with your potential audience. It can be tricky to create a brand as a writer, and many beginners have trouble knowing where to begin. If you find yourself unsure of creating a brand as a writer, you’ve come to the right place! And, be sure to read until the end so you can receive a free printable quick-guide…

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    How To Read More Books for Less

    Summer’s creeping in and so the reader’s reading more books—is your summer reading bucket list made? Something I used to struggle with was having enough books to read. I wouldn’t purchase another book until I absolutely had to because they can be so pricy. Now, if you prefer reading digital books, you may not be able to relate; however, for those who, like me, enjoy physical books, I’m sure you’ll understand what I’m saying. In the past few I’ve found ways to spend a fraction of the price I used to pay. Say goodbye to that $20 book and hello to the same book for $5! How? Well, allow me…

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    10 Free Canva Pinterest Templates for Writers

    As writers, exposure and online presence are crucial to growing a career. With the rise of social media, even the most amateur writers can grow their careers simply through the internet. The more work you put out and the larger audience you build will lead to book deals, agents, and everything we wish for as writers. Even though building a following as a writer is widely accessible, it’s not easy. Developing your writer brand requires patience and constant publishing and posting on blogs, portfolios, and social media. Pinterest is one of the best platforms to use in growing your brand as an author. Even better, using Pinterest templates can save…