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A little article on how you can make money writing books and selling them on your website.
How and When to write a Byronic Hero: the traits and uses of this popular character type.
Q&A Tips on how writers can choose names for fictional characters
Tips on creating fictional characters to fulfill dramatic roles in your story.
The problems and challenges with writing a Mary Sue character. When is it okay and when is it not?
Story Goal Questions and Answers, submitted by visitors.
Do you need to write a prologue for your novel? If so, here's how to do it right.
Filler Chapters: Why nothing in your novel should be filler.
Question: In my book there are a couple time when a character is talking on a phone or through an ear piece to someone. How would I do the conversation?
What do do if your novel is too short? Developing vs padding a story.
questions and answers on choosing a book title that fits your novel or nonfiction manuscript.
How to write scenes in a novel or short story
The 12 jungian character archetypes you can use in fiction writing
Writing stories in second person -- is it a good idea?
Write Compelling Story Ideas: an online creative writing course on finding great ideas for stories quickly and easily.
Continue reading "Write Compelling Story Ideas: Online Course"
Question: I've been experimenting with ways to heighten the tension in my plot while tying it in with the world I created. In my story, I want to hammer
Continue reading "How Much Development of Characters Who Die?"
Question: Okay, so I am writing a book about a Psychiatrist and his patient who suffers from antisocial personality disorder and psychosis, but I don't
Fellow Writers: Please take a few minutes to let me know your thoughts about what sort of online writing courses we should offer in the future.
Continue reading "Survey: What do you want in an Online Writing Course?"
Online creative writing courses to empower writers of all levels.
Hi! Thanks for reading! Here are my questions! 1. How do I choose a title for my novels / books? 2. How do I check my grammar if I self-publish my novels?
Continue reading "Novel Writing Advice, Self-Publishing Advice, Publishing novels as a teenager"
Dark secrets you must unearth to effectively write a horror story.
How to write a thriller story.
A review of the Novel Factory novel writing software.
Question: okay ... so ... I am changing the plot of my novel to integrate a new plot. As a part of this, I'm realizing that I need a sort of friend/companion
Continue reading "How do I make plot device companion character feel alive?"
Question: I am writing a fantasy novel. Strangely I am having great success with all my characters EXCEPT my protagonist. In attempt to focus in on and
Continue reading "Is there such a thing as a delusional character arc?"
Romance plots you can adapt in your own writing
Planning to write a romance novel? Here's how...
Question: My character has superpowers, and she was in a group of heroes so they know, but nobody else knows. How do I reveal these powers to the new group
Continue reading "How to reveal powers that the main character knows they have?"
Proofreading your fiction stories and novels.
Fix wordiness while line editing your stories.
Continue reading "Wordiness (Pt.2 of Line Editing for Fiction Writers)"
Line editing is the second phase of self-editing for fiction writers.
Revising your fiction writing before you attempt publication
Substantive Self-Editing for Fiction Writers
Steps to take before you revise a story.
I have just completed a novel that begins (several chapters) with one of the most famous UFO sightings. The incident took place in 1950 and the two real
Continue reading "Writing a fictional account of an actual event"
Structuring the short story, using "The Lesser Evil" from The Witcher series as an example.
Hello, I am writing my first novel the first part of which takes place in a real hotel in downtown LA. The main character has a job and office space
Question: I have two plot lines. I know which one is major and which one is secondary. Currently they both end more or less in tandem at the end of the
Continue reading "Ending your plot lines in tandem or apart?"
Question: How do I know when my character has been fully developed? How will I know when to stop adding detail before they become a mess of a character?
Question: My plot seems very shallow. It’s about a thirteen year old artist who gets sent away to an island for the summer by her parents. The reason is
hello everyone, I am writing a novel. The protagonist is Vigdis (the whole story is set in viking Norway) and she essentially flees with her secret lover,
Continue reading "I have no idea how to develop this further"
Hi, I'm trying to write a story of an alternate universe of a world revolved around nature (Four regions known as the Springlands, Summerlands, Autumnlands,
Question: I am writing a Sci-fi story with a military group injected with a specific serum that gives them certain abilities in fighting aliens. I have
Question: I want to write a novel about the experiences of four friends living in the 1950s. Can I write a few chapters at the beginning that show their
Question: OK, so I have been writing for a while and I realized that each chapter does the same thing at the end and it took me a while to realize what
Question: I am writing a story from the viewpoints of three different characters, there are going to be a lot of names throughout the story and I'm unsure
Question: I'm writing a young adult novel about a boy who comes to Italy to study art for the summer and starts falling in love with the son of the host
Question: I decided to start writing short stories to improve my writing before getting back to my book and I think they are turning out really good. I
Hi I need to write a paper on psychological horror and need a clear definition. Do you have one, and from where to you have it? Sure, I can find one on