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How to Show Character through Action
When we talk about indirect characterization, we’re mostly talking about how to show character through action. This is better than bigger explosions.
The 10 Types of Plot Twists
Not just one kind of surprise. Be sure you know what you’re doing with your story and why. Here are the 10 types of plot twists you can use.
Find Your Readers
Don’t sabotage your writing career. Find out how to find your readers and turn your writing thing-that-you-do into a successful business.
How to Write Character Physicality Readers Never Forget
Character physicality is one of the key ways we build our characters. Done right, it’s how we make characters truly memorable. Here’s how.
Edit as You Write, the Right Way: 5 Steps
To edit or not to edit as you go? I’m all for editing, and here I tell you not just why, but HOW to do it right. Here’s how to edit as you write in 5 steps.
How to Get Unstuck in Your Writing: my best trick
No matter how creative or prolific a writer might be, everyone gets stuck. This is the best way I know to get unstuck and back to the creative writing flow.
The #1 Best Tip to Writing Dialogue
There are certain things dialogue should do, and certain things we as writers should avoid. This is the #1 best tip on writing dialogue I’ve ever heard.
What is Bookbub Exactly?
There’s a discounting book portal you need to know and use. It’s called Bookbub – for readers and writers, it’s better than sliced bread.
The Truth About Writing for Kids
There are a lot of misconceptions about what it’s like to be a writer. Here’s the lowdown on what it’s really like, the truth about writing for kids.
New Year Writer: resolutions that work
What are your New Year Writer Resolutions for 2017? Here’s how to make certain resolution adjustments – so you can become more prolific than ever.
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