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Synopsis Format

Question: Hello! Thank you for answering my question about how many characters to add in a synopsis! I should have included this question with my last

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How many characters to include in a synopsis

Question: Hello! I'm new to your site, and I love it! I didn't see a question and answer page for synopsis writing, so I wasn't sure where to post this

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Trauma And Superpowers: How Do They Connect?

Question: I'm currently writing a story where MC1 can control darkness, MC2 can control plants, and MC3 can control machines. I want them to experience

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Using the actual names of people and places in memoir...

Question: I am writing a memoir of my years as a teacher. If I want to use real names, what is the protocol/requirement for getting permission? (Changing

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How to Write a Thriller

See how to write a thriller story -- the essential traits and plot structure.

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I can't figure out a pivotal loaction.

Question: I'm not wholly sure if this counts as a plot question, but I couldn't figure out where else to put it, so I might as well, right? I've been

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Stress Relief for Writers

Methods of stress relief for writers with deadlines or other sources of stress in their lives.

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Question: I want to introduce a new POV into my story. This is necessary because I want to show what she's going through to the reader since she's strongly

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How to Write a Novel

See how to write a novel with proper plot structure, unique characters, and powerful themes.

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Character motivation in YA Decision Story

Question: I have a YA WIP about a 17 y/o who wanted to be a musician and train at Juilliard. However she is diagnosed with a neurological disorder which

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How to write a phone conversation?

Q&A on how to write a phone conversation

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How to Structure a Novel


Discover how to structure a novel and the basic variations of story structure.

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How to Improve Your Writing

how to improve your writing

See how to improve your writing style for both fiction and nonfiction, without having to memorize a lot of rules..

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How to Write with Style

How to Write with Style: Techniques to improve your fiction writing.

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Editing Your Own Book

substantive self-editing

Editing your own book stage one -- substantive editing

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How to Proofread a Book

proofread your book

How to proofread a book or novel.

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Should you write a novel with ai

Write with artificial intelligence

Can you... or should you... try to write a novel with ai?

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What to do if your novel is too short?

What do do if your novel is too short? Developing vs padding a story.

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Choosing Fictional Names

Question: When trying to write a novel, the thing that gives me the most trouble is picking names. Names of people, names of places, names of ANYTHING.

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Choosing Good Names for Book Characters

Q&A Tips on choosing good names for book characters

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