Characters are the most important part of any story. They are the beating heart and the blood that flows through your novel’s veins. Yes, your plot and world and story structure are also important, but most people will fall in love with a book because they love the characters.
If you’re planning to become an indie author, one of the first things you might be wondering is: how do you price a self-published book?
You’ve cobbled together 100K words of sheer brilliance, but now you must tackle the hardest task. How do you write book titles, anyway?
Theses six steps can help show you how to become a fiction writer. Figure out what works best for you!
Romance tropes are the heartbeat of what makes romance novels feel like cozy sweaters you want to snuggle into.
How to start a first chapter: include action, character, plot, emotion, and motivation or you’re going to lose your reader.
How long should your chapters be? On average, chapters tend to range from 1,000-5,000 words, with most falling in the 2,000-4,000 range.
There are a lot of pieces of writing advice you can ignore, but here’s one you shouldn’t: you need to include character goals in your story.
You might be wondering: how long does it take to write a book? The answer depends on a variety of factors.
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A character flaw is a fault, limitation, or weakness that can be internal or external factors that affect your character and their life.
Explore the fundamentals of the Outlaw Archetype and how they serve your story. Explore famous examples of Outlaws in popular media.
The Ruler archetype is one of the most recognizable and is about stability and maintaining order through control and power.
Explorer Archetypes long for adventure and seek out new places, ideas, and experiences to live a thrilling, exciting, and fulfilling life.
Lover archetypes embrace the love they hold for friends, family, their gods, or simply the world around them.
The seven basic plot points offer perhaps what is the most open-ended of the structure archetypes with broad, high-level descriptions.
Save the Cat is one of the most popular ways of drafting screenplays and novels in modern storytelling.
In this article, we’ll explore what active and passive writing is and when you should use them. Contrary to some beliefs, sometimes passive voice does make sense. Not everything you write should or needs to be active (though it should be most of the time).
To write a romance you need to manage three separate arcs: your main character, your love interest, and the romance itself.
If you’re embarking on a topic that requires a lot of research, you might wonder where you even begin. How do you make use of all those juicy tidbits, and what kind of process should you use to ensure complete and total accuracy?
Today we’re going to look at story beats to help craft your romance novel. Beats are specific points of significance that occur in stories that a) help keep the tension up and b) help drive the story forward. They can also be extremely useful in helping you map out your story before you dive into your first draft.
First person narrative is when you write using the words “I”, “us”, or “we”. It’s when your story is told through the eyes of one person and we spend time in their head, hearing their thoughts and seeing what they see.
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