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Fantasy writing Science fiction writing

Unseen worlds: the omission of women on SFF ‘best of’ lists

Nerine Dorman laments that best of SFF lists often exclude many female writers, and suggests a range of other names to read

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Fantasy writing Writing Genres Writing guides

Writing fantasy: Creating a spellbinding story (complete guide)

Fantasy is one of the most popular genres due to the wish, wonder, and surprise that fills this speculative fiction genre. Learn more and find helpful worldbuilding templates in this fantasy writing guide.

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Thriller writing Writing Genres

How to write a thriller: 8 tips for page-turners

Understanding how to write a thriller – the role of pacing, tension and suspense – will help you tell a story that has readers obsessively turning pages.

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Writing Genres YA writing

How to write YA fiction: Detailed guide

Young adult fiction, also known as YA, is a very popular fiction category. Learn how to write YA fiction that is age-appropriate and inclusive.

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Science fiction writing Writing Genres

Science fiction writing tips: Ideas from 8 authors

These tips on writing science fiction from essays and interviews with sci-fi authors will help you develop your speculative fiction writing craft.

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What is literary fiction? How to develop a literary voice

What is literary fiction? Literary fiction explores subtleties and complexities of language, theme and symbolism and tends to be character-driven rather than plot driven. Read a definition plus tips on how to develop literary writing style:

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Mystery writing Writing Genres

Writing a cozy mystery: 10 feel-good suspense tips

What is a cozy mystery? How does this mystery subgenre differ from other mystery types? What can you learn from Agatha Christie and more recent mystery bestsellers? Find out.

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Romance Writing Writing Genres

How to write love stories: 7 romance novelists’ wisdom

Successful romance novelists offer many insights into how to write love stories that hook readers. Read 7 quotes that give insights into telling great love stories:

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Romance Writing Writing Genres

How to write a romance novel: Avoid romance writing mistakes

Writing romance is perennially popular, and romance novels continue to sell in great numbers. Learn how to write a romance novel and avoid clich├ęs in your love story ideas, themes and characters. Start with these 9 romance writing tips:

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