What does your first chapter need? What makes a great hook? Which narrative voice should you use for your story? This and more is answered in this blog post!

This is a helpful article for authors (or aspiring authors). It contains insights and information in relation to narrative voice, qualities of good first chapters and first lines in books as well as criteria for a great hook.

stygian-omada-fan: “Passive Agressive Behavior - Reference for creating characters ”

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8 Simple Steps To Become A Great Writer

8 Simple Steps To Become A Great Writer: Write 50 words. That’s a paragraph. Write 300 pages. That’s a manuscript. Write every day. That’s a habit. Edit and rewrite. Th(Step Quotes Funny)

Inspired by my previous article which looked at ‘50 Ways to Say ‘Villain’’, I began thinking about other words I tend to overuse in my writing. The word ‘said’ is definitely the one. I’m sure it is for many of ...read more →

Inspired by my previous article which looked at Ways to Say ‘Villain’’, I began thinking about other words I tend to overuse in my writing. The word ‘said’ is definitely the one.read more → < synonyms for said

This infographic gives brief summaries of the 12 Jungian personality archetypes, for use when building charcaters. As with any writing tools, archetypes are really most useful if you think of them as a starying block - you cannot simply reduce people to 12 options.   Most people will show traits from multiple categories. As a writer, you may want to think about each character's primary and secondary archetypes.  As always, remember: Tools, not rules!

Why You Should Never Trust Spell Check

This infographic gives brief summaries of the 12 Jungian personality archetypes, for use when building charcaters. As with any writing tools, archetypes are really most useful if you think of them as a starying block - you cannot simply reduce people to 1

Writing Tips For The First Five Pages

How do you fuck up the first sentence? That's my question. Eleven Requirements For The First Pages of Your Bestseller by Katharine Grubb, 10 Minute Novelist

Other things to say instead of “said” | ELA in the middle

Other things to say instead of “said”

Creating Credible Female Villains. Take everything we assume about a woman and sprinkle it with evil or a touch of insanity...great fun xkx

Warning: These 5 Points Will Help You Create Awesome Female Villains

Creating Credible Female Villains -note to self use this for the blue war. I know people with bpd and they are not villains, just difficult to understand.

Jung's 12 character archetypes: Plan your characters.

Character Archetypes: Enriching your Novel's Cast

Jung's 12 character archetypes - learn more about writing great characters. {These are very interesting to look at, compare, and of course try to mix up!

As a writer, your job is to torture your readers with tension. The fun of…

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As a writer, your job is to torture your readers with tension. The fun of fiction is anticipation, and if your story doesn't have it your readers won't stick around. Here are 3 ways you might be killing your story's tension and losing readers.

Different ways you can start your short story! And do not worry, even the greatest authors had an editor. :)

WRITING YOUR FIRST BOOK PART 2: THE FIRST SENTENCE

Conflict – the foundation of every novel bled onto the page. Without it, your book flatlines harder than the grim reaper. No self-respecting book doctor will even attempt to resuscitate it. A…

10 Things Every Writers Needs To Know About Conflict

Conflict – the foundation of every novel bled onto the page. Without it, your book flatlines harder than the grim reaper. No self-respecting book doctor will even attempt to resuscitate it. A… (Mix People)

How to Create an Epic Character for your novel: this infographic lays out nine foundation blocks to help you get to know your character on an entirely new level.  Make sure to check out the workbook by clicking the pin if you want to delve into your character development in more detail! // Something Delicious

How to Create an Epic Character for your novel: this infographic lays out nine foundation blocks to help you get to know your character on an entirely new level. Make sure to check out the workbook by clicking the pin if you want to delve into your charac

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