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Is This the Single Best Way to Write Powerful Themes? - Helping Writers Become Authors

Themes can be extremely elusive. Here are ways to make them simple and powerful.

Learn to write powerful themes and you can turn the smallest, silliest, most escapist of stories (like, say, a superhero comic) into something great. 15 more words


Article: "Tearing Down the Wall of Writer’s Block"

“Every author in the history of the written word has been there: Staring at a blank page, unable to break through the freezing fear of putting pen to paper, of giving voice to thought …” 12 more words


How to Describe a Character |

Describing your characters can really determine how your readers respond to them.

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2 Must-Know Rules for Using Italics and Exclamation Points for Emphasis - Helping Writers Become Authors

Yes!! This is something I need to learn!!! How about you????

Discover the pitfalls of exclamation points and italics–and learn how to use emphasis in your writing to gain full impact. 15 more words


How Much Can You Plot the Heart of a Story?

I’m not going to lie, Squiders. I’m having a ton of issues with the edit on the first book of my fantasy trilogy. I’m getting nowhere fast, and even when I do get somewhere, it’s only to find myself facing a cliff face with insufficient climbing gear. 588 more words


The Most Common Editing and Proofreading Mistakes That Writers Usually Make

By Gloria Kopp

In today’s marketplace, getting your work out there is often considered more crucial than checking it for errors first. As good as it feels to be the first with a new story, though, it’s embarrassing when readers pick up on the mistakes you made in your haste to get published. 760 more words


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