How to Write a Chapter | Now Novel

Structure of a novel: How to write a chapter

The structure of a novel is important because it contributes to the clarity and flow of your story. Chapter structure is satisfying when the beginning, development and end contribute equally to the whole. Read 7 tips to write well-structured chapters, including examples from great, precise fiction: (more…)

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8 foreshadowing laws: How to foreshadow right

What is foreshadowing? Generally, the term means a ‘warning or indication (of a future event)’ (OED). As a literary term, it means creating earlier scenes to build suspense, anticipation or understanding ahead of later plot developments. Learning how to foreshadow is a useful skill for creating well-structured writing. Here are 8 rules to foreshadow like […]

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Writing an action story - 8 tips | Now Novel

Writing an action story: 8 tips for good pacing

‘Action’ and ‘pacing’ are two crucial elements in all stories, particularly in action/adventure and mystery/thriller novels. When you write an action story, good pace keeps your tale engaging and fun. Here are 8 tips to help you pace and write an action novel: (more…)

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How to plot a series | Now Novel

How to plot a series: 8 steps

Plotting just one novel is challenging, never mind plotting a multi-book arc. Having structure and a plan helps. Here’s how to plot a series in 8, structured steps: (more…)

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