All posts tagged "novel writing tips"

  • Why Our First Drafts Are So Important

    We’ve all heard that alleged quote from Earnest Hemingway that goes, “the first draft of anything is sh*t.” While it’s a kind of tongue-in-cheek, emphasizing that even the most celebrated writers won’t write their best work first...

    • Posted March 11, 2020
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  • How To Hone Your Writing Talent

    Having raw writing talent is one thing, but how do you hone that talent? How do you refine it and shape it so that you continuously produce quality work? For many writers, they started because someone recognized...

    • Posted March 10, 2020
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  • How To Write With More Purpose

    When it comes to writing purposefully, many writers struggle. Writing without purpose can mean writers aren’t as effective or productive as they’d like, and this can quickly feel tiresome and frustrating. They fall behind their writing schedule,...

    • Posted February 25, 2020
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  • Interesting Ways To Spark Your Imagination

    One thing that's very important to all writers is the ability to be creative. However, sometimes when we are trying to think of new ideas for our stories, or just want to think imaginatively about where our...

    • Posted February 24, 2020
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  • How To Create Believable Fantasy Characters - Writer's Life.org
    How To Create Believable Fantasy Characters

    If you are writing a fantasy story, it can be all too easy to focus so hard on being imaginative and otherworldly that you forget your characters need to be relatable and engaging too. Fantasy characters can...

    • Posted January 22, 2020
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  • How To Create Characters That Stand Out From The Crowd

    Every novelist knows that compelling characters are crucial if you hope to write a successful novel, and one thing that makes any individual in your book compelling is giving them certain characteristics that are unusual, and particular...

    • Posted January 9, 2020
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  • How To Create The Right Atmosphere In Your Story

    Setting the right atmosphere for each of the different scenes in your story is crucial if you hope to engage your readers in the right way. However, it’s not always that easy. You might wish to evoke...

    • Posted November 25, 2019
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  • The Simplest Way To Write A Book

    There are many difficult things about the writing process, but getting the words of your story out onto the page in the first place is an obstacle with which many people struggle. Writing a book is a...

    • Posted October 30, 2019
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  • What Stops You From Finishing Your Book?

    There is nothing more frustrating than starting your book, full of excitement and expectation, only to run out of steam before you have finished. Unfortunately, this is a most common problem for writers, and the number of...

    • Posted September 5, 2019
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  • How To Review Your Writing Progress

    If you are a freelance writer, one of the joys you no doubt are thankful for is that you don’t have to answer to anyone but yourself. Long gone are the days of one to ones with...

    • Posted August 22, 2019
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