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How to write a novel using the Save the Cat! method

The name of this writing method is certainly both intriguing and memorable. We delve into what this method entails

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Researching place when you can’t just get on an airplane

When you can’t travel to research a place, you need to get creative with other ways of finding information about a locale

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Voices on the page: points to consider when writing dialogue

The central job of dialogue in a novel is to move the plot forward, provide exposition and reveal who the characters are. Read on for some ways to write dialogue

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9 ways to reclaim your writing groove

Here are some tips to reclaim your writing groove and get back into that writer’s seat

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Crime writing: 10 pointers from the experts

From not having your protagonist eat too many scrambled eggs to writing what you know–and don’t know–here’s a roundup of advice from crime writing aficionados.

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How to write a novella: 6 essential tips

Learning how to write a novella is excellent preparation for writing your first novel. It enables you to work out characters and themes more extensively than a short story does. Writing a novella gives you helpful scaffolding for an expanded and more detailed book or series. Read on for a definition of the novella and 6 essential tips for writing one:

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How to use poetry in fiction

Including poetry in your fiction can have many benefits and enhance your storyline. We look at ways to include poetry in your stories.   

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Pros and cons of self-publishing  –  should you do it?

So you’ve finally written your novel and you want to get it published. You’ve heard of the tremendous success of self-published authors, such as Colleen Hoover.  Now you’re wondering if that’s the way to go. Is it?

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