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Writing techniques to polish your prose | Now Novel

Writing techniques to polish your prose

Writing techniques make individual authors’ styles distinctive. From poetic devices (such as metaphor and simile) to narrative strategies, writers use various literary techniques and in doing so create their (often unmistakable) personal styles. Here are writing techniques you can use to elevate your own writing: (more…)

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In medias res - steps for starting stories from the middle

In medias res: 6 steps to start stories from the middle

  The Latin term in medias res literally means ‘in the midst of things’ and describes a story that skips exposition and starts with events already underway. Read further explanation of this term and 6 steps to make your own in medias res story opening strong: Step 1: Choose a pivotal, emotional scene for your in medias […]

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How to find story ideas

How to find story ideas: 15 easy methods

Story ideas lie waiting in the unlikeliest (as well as most obvious) places. You could find an idea for the next bestseller while channel-surfing (as The Hunger Games’ author did) or by actively hunting an idea worthy of your commitment and creative energy. Read 15 methods that will help you create a good list of book ideas: (more…)

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