All posts tagged "tips for authors"

  • When Is A Prologue A Good Idea?

    Deciding to start your book with a prologue is a bold move. There is lots of debate in the writing community as to whether prologues are a good or bad idea. Some editors openly hate them but...

    • Posted April 22, 2021
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  • Everything You Need To Know About Chapters For Your Novel

    If you are writing a novel, you will likely use chapters to divide different parts of the story. A chapter helps to separate sections of the story into more easily digestible parts and can be used as...

    • Posted April 21, 2021
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  • The Main Challenges You’ll Face As A Writer

    We all know that writing isn’t exactly an easy job. The road is rough and there are many obstacles and problems you must face and overcome along the way. Being prepared for them can be critical. So...

    • Posted April 16, 2021
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  • Does Organisation And Routine Stifle Creativity?

    Being a writer is not easy. We have to be so many things at once, and often the demands of being a writer mean that we have to wear man hats and balance many different things. Lots...

    • Posted April 15, 2021
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  • What Kind Of Person Makes A Good Writer?

    When it comes to being a successful writer, it certainly helps if you are a particular kind of person. While authors come in all shapes, sizes, and personality types, having particular traits can help ensure that you...

    • Posted April 2, 2021
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  • What To Consider When Choosing Your Setting

    Choosing the right setting for your novel is paramount and will have a huge impact on the rest of your story. The most successful books manage to conjure a vivid visual picture in their reader’s mind's eye....

    • Posted February 12, 2021
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  • Understanding Dialogue Tags

    When it comes to formatting your novel, even the smallest mistakes can be picked up by eagle-eyed readers. So it is important to understand as much as you can about all aspects of formatting a book, and...

    • Posted December 24, 2020
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  • How To Add Subtext To Your Writing

    Adding subtext to your writing can give it more depth and create hidden meanings that get your reader thinking. Adding subtext can be an innovative device that helps characters communicate emotions without being explicit about them. It...

    • Posted October 9, 2020
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  • How To Write A Great Epilogue

    If you are considering writing an epilogue at the end of your story, you need to ensure you get it spot on. This is an unusual story device, and it can split opinions from agents and publishers...

    • Posted October 8, 2020
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  • Advice For Writers Starting Their Second Book

    Writing a book is one thing, but starting a second can feel even more daunting, overwhelming, and impossible. However, statistics show that writers who keep writing, those who produce their second and third novels are more likely...

    • Posted September 25, 2020
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