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What Is Point of View: 1st, 2nd & 3rd POV with Examples

  • calenderFeb 01, 2023
  • calender5 min read

A point of view or perspective is one of the most important aspects of writing. Let us delve deeper into the world of points of view, the different types, and how to use them.

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5 Elements of a Short Story & 6 Stages of a Plot

  • calenderJan 02, 2023
  • calender5 min read

The five elements of short stories make them the best starting point for novice writers. They’re short and fairly simple, so the writer gets a chance to focus on the plot, character, and theme.

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The Essential Guide to Worldbuilding [from Book Editors]

  • calenderDec 12, 2022
  • calender6 min read

Have you ever wondered how science fiction and fantasy writers create such iconic, nuanced, and detailed universes? It’s time to master worldbuilding and start creating unforgettable worlds.

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A List of Writing Contests in 2022 | Exciting Prizes!

  • calenderNov 09, 2022
  • calender7 min read

Writing competitions are vital for any new writer who wants to be successful. But it’s important to know which poetry competitions, short story contests, and nonfiction contests are worth the effort.

letter writing

How To Write Better Letters In Your Novel

  • calenderSep 09, 2022
  • calender4 min read

When it comes to writing a letter in a novel in 2022, the conventions change drastically. So if you’re writing a letter in your novel, we’ve got some tips to help you out!

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What Are Foil and Stock Characters? Easy Examples from Harry Potter

  • calenderAug 17, 2022
  • calender4 min read

The foil and stock characters are the focus of this article. What is their purpose in the story? How can you develop a character foil and choose an appropriate stock character for your story?

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How to Create Powerful Conflict in Your Story | Useful Examples

  • calenderAug 17, 2022
  • calender5 min read

In this article, you will learn about how and why conflict is crucial in all stories. We also discuss the steps to be followed to create genuine conflict.

Dialogue Writing

How to Write Dialogue: 7 Rules, 5 Tips & 65 Examples

  • calenderJul 28, 2022
  • calender8 min read

Terrific dialogue isn’t just important when writing fiction, it’s essential. To win a book deal, and for your readers to keep coming back to your next book, you need to deliver superb dialogue in every scene!

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Joseph Campbell’s Hero’s Journey: Worksheet & Examples

  • calenderJul 08, 2022
  • calender8 min read

Are there 17 steps in the hero’s journey, or 12, or 8? Let’s visit Joseph Campbell’s Monomyth, study some examples of the heroic quest, and find out how you can write memorable heroes.

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