The Ultimate Guide to Dialogue Writing
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…
Character Talk: The Foil and The Stock
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.
How to Create Conflict in Stories
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.
How to Write Unforgettable Antagonists
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,…
11 Marketing tips for self-publishing authors
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….
Types of Characters in Fiction
“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…
Why Self-Editing Your Book Is A Bad Idea
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…
Essential Tips for Writing Multiple POV Novels
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…
Editing and Proofreading Fiction vs Non-Fiction: The difference
We’ve spoken at great length about the differences between editing and proofreading, the different types of editing itself as well as the importance of it all. Now to tackle yet another difference, let us take a look at why editing non-fiction is very different from…
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