Having a book editor on board is of the essence to produce a well-finished book. Hiring one is a major decision, it can be daunting for many writers. This article helps you pick the right one.
Is dialogue writing an easier task for playwrights as compared to novel writers? Maybe it is. Because the former don’t have to deal with all elements of a novel to tell their story, they heavily rely on characters for that. Whereas an author has to weave in dialogue as they […]
The stock and the foil: These two characters will be the focus of this article. What is their purpose in the story? How can you develop a foil and choose an appropriate stock character for your story? All this, while we take a look at some of the most memorable characters from both these categories.
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.
Ever get stuck writing a character? We bet you often do. Creating memorable characters is a challenging task for all writers and conjuring up memorable antagonists is perhaps the most difficult. We’ve already seen the types of characters common to all stories. In this article, let’s take a look at […]
PaperTrue has edited and proofread a great deal of self-published books, and we have a huge amount of respect for self-published authors. We understand the trials and tribulations of bringing out a book into the market without the support and backing of giant publishing houses. The painstaking efforts in crafting […]
“What drives a novel, plot or characters?” Well, that isn’t an easy question to answer for any writer, editor, or serious reader. There is a whole lot that drives a story of a novel apart from those two aspects. But we aren’t going to get into that nitty-gritty in this […]
People have started to challenge the notion of writing as being a solitary act. Writers work in cafes and co-author books nowadays, so there’s some relevance to it. What’s not debated is the fact that publishing is clearly not a solitary activity. Even if you’re self-publishing! To bring a book […]
Many popular fiction books tell their stories through multiple points of views (POVs). Readers widely consume it. Widely written? Not so much. That is because telling your story through numerous POV involves tricky work and it could go horribly wrong if you do not know how to do it right. […]
We’ve spoken at great length about the different types of editing, the differences between editing and proofreading, as well as the importance of both. Now to tackle yet another difference, let us take a look at why editing non-fiction is very different from editing a work of fiction. Most people tend […]