Dramatic point of view tips and examples | Now Novel

Dramatic point of view: 5 tips for fly-on-the-wall scenes

‘Point of view’ is an element of writing that confuses many beginning authors. There are various types, from omniscient to limited third person. Dramatic point of view is one such type. Read a definition of dramatic point of view along with examples and tips to help you use this POV well: (more…)

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Character voices - describing persona using voice | Now Novel

Character voices: How to write persona using voice

Writing fiction, there are at least three ways we create character voices. The first is through viewpoint narration (narrative voice). The words a narrator uses create a distinct persona through elements such as style, subject matter and tone. The second way is written dialogue, showing the content and manner of characters’ speech. The third is via other […]

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Realistic dialogue: Writing conversations using setting

Writing conversations that don’t involve setting is like writing action scenes that don’t involve movement. Great dialogue has more than disembodied voices. It anchors us in a place, in the context that occasions characters’ interaction. Read tips for creating realistic dialogue by involving your setting: (more…)

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How to write a book series | Now Novel

How to write a book series: 6 secrets of success

Learning how to write a book series means mastering the challenges specific to series-writing. Sustaining characters’ development over a longer time. Sustaining conflict, tension, and irresolution too. Here are six secrets to creating a successful series: (more…)

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How to develop a character | Now Novel

How to develop a character: 7 simple steps

Knowing how to develop a character so your reader invests in them and believes their journey is key to writing great character-driven stories. Try these 7 simple steps to begin creating affecting, intriguing character arcs: (more…)

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Realistic dialogue: Creating characters’ speech patterns

Realistic dialogue moves stories along. When you give each character an interesting voice and persona, it’s a joy to read their conversations. Varied, entertaining speech takes readers into the heart of your characters. Here are six ways to make characters’ speech colourful and interesting: (more…)

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How to end a novel: Writing strong story endings

Knowing how to end a novel is an essential skill for fiction writers. Story endings often stay with us as readers – especially when they’re satisfying, haunting, clever or profound. Here are 7 ways to end a novel. May they inspire you to find the best closing for your story: (more…)

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Writing tense dialogue: 5 ways to add arresting tension

Writing tense dialogue is effective in making characters’ conversations interesting. When every exchange is a pleasantry or obvious observation, dialogue doesn’t do the work it can to move a story along. Tense dialogue, whether an argument between colleagues, lovers, or hero and villain, adds a note of exciting unpredictability. Here are 5 ways to add […]

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