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End notes: what goes at the back of a book

We have all had the experience of reading a novel, getting to the end and feeling unsatisfied. Something wasn’t right, we expected more, the story was so … Read More

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Impact of introductions, prologues, prefaces and forewords

Using powerful literary tools such as introductions, prologues, prefaces and forewords and can be impactful. Read on for definitions and examples of these

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Exploring the structure of Freytag’s Pyramid

Understanding how the story structure as detailed in Freytag’s Pyramid can help you craft your own stories. Read on for a look at this storytelling tool

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How to write a scene: Nailing purpose and structure

Understanding how to keep a scene interesting is a crucial skill for writing a novel or screenplay. Scenes are the basic building blocks of a chapter or act. Read on for tips on how to write a scene, plus analysis of story scene examples

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Fantasy book writing: 7 tips for captivating high fantasy

The fantasy genre endures for many reasons. It transports us to other worlds, stimulating the imagination. It draws on powerful archetypes and symbols. Read 7 tips for writing captivating high fantasy

Story Structure Writing Genres

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:

Plotting Story Structure

Rising action that grips readers: 10 epic climax tips

How do you create rising action? What is its purpose? How can you make rising events more suspenseful? Dive into dramatic theory and tips to make your rising action riveting.

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How to write a book chapter: 7 popular novels’ insights

Learn how to write a book chapter that makes exposition concise, builds plot in units of action and reaction, and how to end chapters so that they extend readers’ questions.

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Story plotting and structure: Complete guide

This complete guide to plotting and story structure provides resources for finding plot ideas, developing your plot and more.

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