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There really was only one title for tonight’s post – more to follow on saggy middles!


My A to Z of Character Creation… 488 more words

How to Ace the First Act in Your Sequel - Helping Writers Become Authors

Getting the first act of your sequel right is sometimes a delicate juggling act.


Here are three ways to make sure you’re taking full advantage of the groundwork you’ve already laid when writing the First Act in your sequel. 14 more words

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Expanding Your Idea Into An Epic Novel

So you got an idea and you want to turn it into a novel. But how do you get from one little idea to a full blown outline or harder yet a full blown novel? 637 more words


10 Outlining Tips

To most writers, outlining is the worst stage in the process. It’s a long, difficult process that a lot of writers like to skip. Most times, however, this is a horrible idea. 688 more words


How to Spot and Leave Out the Parts That Bore Readers - Helping Writers Become Authors

This is the part that is so hard for so many authors. Leaving out the bits that seem so important and critical to the story in the author’s mind but, in actuality, stand to bore their readers to death. 43 more words

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Most Common Writing Mistakes, Pt. 60: Flat Plots - Helping Writers Become Authors

Understanding how to create interesting plots that are not boringly flat.

Here are the three most obvious (and important) entry points to creating strong, dimensional storylines, rather than boring flat plots. 12 more words

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The Paths To Plot (Part 2)

In last week’s post we covered three of the many possible approaches to structuring plot: Bracketing, Try-Fail Cycles, and the Three-Act Format. Today, I wanted to go over one of the more famous plot structures, namely Joseph Campbell’s… 976 more words