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5 Ways to Hook Your Reader In Every Scene

Many writing books talk about the importance of the first line, first paragraph and first page of a novel.

If you don’t grab the reader early in your novel, you might lose them for good. 610 more words

Kristina Stanley

Two Types Of Character Goals

A character goal is what a character wants. She should want it so badly that your readers feel her need in their guts.

The Point of View (POV) goal is what the POV character of a scene wants. 544 more words

Story Editing. Copyediting. Proofreading. What in the world are they?

Thank you, Raimey Gallant for organizing the #AuthorToolboxBlogHop.

This is a monthly blog hop on the theme of resources/learning for authors: posts related to the craft of writing, editing, querying, marketing, publishing, blogging tips for authors, reviews of author-related products, anything that an author would find helpful. 801 more words

Q&A with Liz Bell, reporter at EdNC

Liz Bell is a reporter at EdNC, covering K-12 education and policy across North Carolina. In this interview, conducted by email, Bell discusses her work, her beat and her experience at the journalism school at UNC-Chapel Hill. 822 more words

Journalism Education

Ensure The Purpose of A Scene Is Engaging Your Readers

A great scene makes your reader feel an emotion.

What Is A Scene?

A scene is a section of your novel where a character or characters engage in action or dialogue. 535 more words

Student guest post: Three ways news editing is like tap dancing

Students in MEJO 557, Advanced Editing, are writing guest posts for this site this semester. This is the fourth of those posts. Janna Childers is a senior studying reporting and global studies with a creative writing minor. 749 more words

Journalism Education

Conquer Your Story Edit and Finish Your Novel (NaNoWriMo Guest Blog)

FIctionary is thrilled to be guest blogging for NaNoWeMo.

National Novel Writing Month is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that believes your story matters.

Welcome to our blog! 133 more words