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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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    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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    How To Write a Script for a TV Show

    Many writers start out writing novels and short stories since these forms of writing teach you how to plot a compelling and engaging story. But, novel writing is only one medium of writing and there are many many more. Diving into other writing mediums can help you to develop your skills and broaden your portfolio. Let’s say you’ve written a short story and you think it would make an excellent tv show. How do you go about turning a simple story into a complete and professional script? How do you make it tv-ready? And, what do you do with it once it’s done? If you want to write a television…

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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 Write Blog Posts for SEO with Checklist

    If you’ve ever written a blog post, you have probably heard of SEO. It’s something everyone talks about when it comes to getting views. But, what is SEO? And, why is it important for blog writing? In today’s post, we’ll learn what SEO means, why it’s important for bloggers, and how to write SEO-friendly blog posts. I have included a free checklist which you can download at the bottom of this post to help you remember to optimize every post you write! What Is SEO? SEO stands for ‘search engine optimization’. Search engines rely on many different factors to determine which posts will best help the browser. These factors include…