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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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Elevate writing using literary devices

A literary device is a technique or tool used by writers to enhance the effectiveness, beauty, and depth of their writing. Knowing all about them, and sprinkling them into your writing, can enhance your writing

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Exploring the depths of villainy

There is an art to writing villainous characters. We look at different types of these characters with examples from books, TV and film

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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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Writers sound off on vanity publishing

We asked writers on our social media platforms what they thought of vanity press publishing. The answers were overwhelmingly negative

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The art of writing flat characters

Having flat characters in your story is as vital as having round characters. Read on for definitions of flat characters, how they are used and tips for creating them

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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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Top blog posts for 2023

From productivity hacks to complete guides to writing, to how to write dialogue and generate new story ideas, we’ve covered these topics and more in 2023. Read on for a refresher of 10 top ideas to get you motivated and writing.

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Making dialogue sound natural

While dialogue isn’t real speech, but a form of stylized speech, it still needs to sound as natural and authentic as possible. Read on for ways to achieve this

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