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Novel Prep 4: Choose Your Characters

Some people start a story because an interesting character forms in their imagination and they just have to let her out. For others, it’s an interesting plot idea that springs to mind and the characters come later. 1,102 more words

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Founder of Viking Real Estate Group, Tom Velken has over 25 consecutive years of experience with residential and commercial real estate, finance, development, and real estate acquisition. 160 more words

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Novel Prep 3: Create Your Story Premise

Ok, so you’ve got a good story idea and concept. What now?

Premise time.

What is a Premise?

In short, premise is 590 more words

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Novel Prep 1: Find Your Story Idea

I really like to break down processes. That’s why I’m super excited for this Novel Prep series. This is going to be very beneficial for anyone who doesn’t know where to start when planning a novel. 750 more words

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NaNoWriMo 2016: Why You Need a Story Plan

This year’s NaNoWriMo is fast approaching and novelists everywhere are gearing up…

For those of you who don’t know, NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month. 619 more words

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The 3 Fatal Flaws of Plot

Building off my last post, which gives a brief overview of story structure, I thought I’d also go into some of the common (and very fatal) mistakes that a writer can make when crafting a plot. 886 more words

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What is Story Structure?

So what is this story structure thing? I’ve referenced it in a few other posts, mostly with a large amount of enthusiasm and a call to understand it and use it in your stories. 605 more words

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