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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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If your character is an angel, should you give them flaws?

Q&A on the subject of whether fictional characters who are angels should be given flaws or presented as perfect.

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The Harry Potter Series: Story Structure and Dramatica

Harry Potter structure

A look at the story structure of the Harry Potter series through the lens of Dramatica.

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Save the Cat Story Structure

Save the Cat Story Structure

How the "Save the Cat Story Structure" compares with Dramatica

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How to Structure a Story

story structure

All theories of how to structure a story lead to one conclusion.

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