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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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    4 Creative Writing Exercises That Will Boost Your Skills

    Writing is a skill; and like with any skill, the more you practice, the better you get. But, how do you practice writing, other than, well, by writing? Well, there are many writing exercises that are designed to target specific aspects of writing, as well as enhance your practice sessions. In today’s post, you’ll learn four writing exercises that will help you to develop your writing and summarizing skills, write more concisely and with more meaning, and see first-hand how you’ve grown as a writer. Writing Prompts One of the most common writing exercises involves using writing prompts. These prompts give you a topic to write about or set specific…

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    How To Proofread Your Writing

    Proofreading can seem daunting—especially if you have a large word count. It can seem that no matter how many times you look over your work, you always miss something. And, unfortunately, no matter how observant you are, some mistakes will slip through. Luckily you can minimize these slips by being thorough, patient, and focused when proofreading. Keep reading to learn how to proofread your writing. Proofreading Dos & Donts Do Donts How To Proofread Once you have finished writing your story, essay, article, etc., it’s time to begin proofreading. It’s important to give yourself enough time to properly and thoroughly look over your work, so try not to procrastinate. Use…

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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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    Beginner Writing Tips That Will Improve Your Writing

    To understand how to better our writing, we need to look at a few different topics including what to avoid when writing and traits of a good writer. We’ll look at the easiest ways to make improvements to your writing. Let’s dive into the best beginner writing tips. Jump To Good Writing Tips Create Outlines The more you plan your work, the more cohesive it will be and the easier it will be to write. That is why planning out your writing is recommended. You want to create beat sheets and outlines so you can understand the direction of your story and lay it out in a sensible way. To…

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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?…