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Writing productivity tools and apps that help you work smarter

7 writing productivity tools to work smarter

Writing productivity tools and apps make it easier to structure your work and maximize what you get out of available writing hours. Here are 7 tools and apps that will help you finish a book this year: 1. Google Docs It’s tricky keeping productive when you have countless other demands on your time. Google Docs is […]

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How to describe eyes in a story - 7 tips from Now Novel

How to describe eyes in a story: 7 simple tips

Learning how to describe eyes in a story without resorting to cliché helps set your writing apart from amateurish fiction. Many beginning authors over-rely on eye descriptions and eye colour to create an impression of their characters. Here are 7 tips for talking about your characters’ eyes creatively: 1. Avoid fixating on eye colour. 2. Make […]

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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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Kurt Vonnegut's 8 tips - best advice to writers

Vonnegut’s best advice to writers: 8 tips revisited

The great writer Kurt Vonnegut’s best advice to writers, the 8 ‘rules’ reprinted in his story collection Bagombo Snuff Box (1999), has been shared often. Read Vonnegut’s creative writing tips below. We ask: Are they good rules? First: Who is Kurt Vonnegut? If you aren’t familiar with Vonnegut’s writing, Kurt Vonnegut Jr (November 11, 1922 to […]

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Novel writing basics - 10 steps to write an unputdownable book

Novel writing basics: 10 steps to an unputdownable book

  Your grasp of novel writing basics such as plot and character needs to be good for readers to enjoy your novels. Here are 10 steps to make your book unputdownable: Step 1: Promise revelation in your story premise. Step 2: Make each chapter beginning and ending tantalizing. Step 3: Master novel writing basics: narration and description. […]

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