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Exposition of a story - examples tips | Now Novel

Writing story exposition: Examples and tips

Writing the exposition of a story – the narration introducing key scenarios, themes, characters or settings – takes skill. The reader needs enough information to be curious and continue. Here are 5 examples of effective exposition, the reasons why they’re effective, and tips we can deduce: (more…)

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How to make a good story excellent

How to make a good story excellent: 9 steps

Learning how to make a good story great requires mastering the essentials of writing craft: Plot (cause and effect), characterization, narration, description and dialogue. If you’ve written a good story but feel it could be more interesting, these 9¬†steps will help you transform it into a better first draft: Step 1: Make your story’s beginning […]

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Structuring a novel - 7 essential elements of structure

Structuring a novel: 7 vital elements

Why is structuring a novel crucial? It puts in place the footholds you need to reach the finish. There are so many different ways of approaching structure in a novel that it can seem overwhelming. Regardless of what method of creating a structure for your book you find easiest, there are seven essential elements that […]

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