How to start a novel in third person - 7 tips from Now Novel

How to start a novel in third person: 7 tips

There is no basic formula for how to start a novel in third person. Yet working with third person POV presents specific choices, challenges and advantages. Here are 7 tips for beginning a book in third person: 1: Choose between third person limited, objective and omniscient In our previous post, we defined and discussed different points of […]

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Different points of view - writing tips from Now Novel

Different points of view: Definitions and 5 tips for expert use

Different points of view in stories create useful individual effects. What is point of view and which point of view should you use when you write your novel? Read on for definitions of objective and limited POV. Understand the differences between these narrative voices and improve your command of point of view: First: What is point of […]

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Novel plot structure tips

Novel plot structure: 5 tips for creating intrigue

In a novel, plot structure can be organised in many different ways. If you structure your plot well, you’ll keep readers interested and focused. Here are 5 devices to create interesting story structure: 1: Begin in medias res Many novels suffer from long-winded exposition. (more…)

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Dialogue rules for writing fantastic conversations

7 dialogue rules for writing fantastic conversations

Dialogue rules aren’t set in stone but help us create believable characters who have distinct, memorable voices. The best dialogue gives insights into characters and their motivations. Getting dialogue punctuation right is important, as is keeping dialogue entertaining. Here are 7 dialogue rules for writing conversations worthy of eavesdropping: (more…)

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editing novel drafts like a pro - Now Novel's 8 top tips

Editing novel drafts like a pro: 8 tips

Editing novel drafts requires a specific set of skills. It’s wise to use a professional editor if you are serious about getting published. Even so, editing your manuscript well before you share your first draft with an editor will save time by streamlining the book editing process. Here are 8 tips for editing your own novel like a […]

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How to write a classic - 7 key elements

How to write a classic: 7 key elements

If you’re wondering how to write a classic, there’s no simple answer. Many different factors go into whether a book becomes a classic. Some are classics because they explore significant themes brilliantly. Some become mainstays of language classes because they contain valuable ideas for discussion. Some become classics because they speak to people across geographic and other […]

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How to write a detective story - 7 keys

How to write a detective story: 7 keys to a killer whodunnit

Learning how to write a detective story is a helpful process for any fiction author. This crime subgenre distills some of the most fundamental aspects of story. Cause and effect are strong. Because every character is a potential suspect, we remember how important it is for every story character to have compelling motivations, public and private lives. […]

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how to write a romantic novel - 5 tips

How to write a romantic novel for all genre lovers

There are many reasons to learn how to write a romantic novel. For one, Romance remains an extremely popular and even lucrative genre. In 2015, the Romance Writers of America shared statistics showing that romance books bring publishers and indie authors over $1.08 billion in sales annually. Here are 5 tips for writing a romantic book that […]

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how to write a horror story - terrific terror-writing tips

How to write a horror story: 6 terrific tips

This guide to how to write a horror story covers the basics. First, read a definition of horror and common elements of horror fiction. Then read 6 tips on writing horror stories that you can use to evoke intense feeling in your readers, even if you don’t exclusively write horror: (more…)

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