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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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    Screenwriting

    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…

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    How To Start Email Marketing as a Writer

    To grow as a writer, you need your audience to grow. The bigger your audience, the more people read your writing and buy your books. But, when starting out as a writer, it can seem like no matter what you do, nobody is interested in buying your work. You may become discouraged and believe no one likes your writing, but what often happens is that those who are interested aren’t aware, and those who are aware aren’t interested. In short, you aren’t promoting and marketing to the right people. Email marketing solves this problem because those who sign up are more than interested, and you can share your work as soon…

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    Character Creation

    Easy Character Development Tips for Beginner Writers

    Developing strong, expressive characters is paramount to any good story. Just like the leaves on a tree, characters grow and change and fall. Your reader should feel they are reading about people—people with lives and feelings and doubts and fears. Creating a whole person may seem daunting, but character development doesn’t have to be. Character development may seem complex, but it can be a simple, quick, and straightforward process. However, what often happens is that writers put all their focus on the main character(s) and the rest of the characters remain stagnant. To avoid this, you can use a character development worksheet (there will be a free printable available below!),…

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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…