Hannah Bauman

Hannah is a professional writer and editor with a passion for helping others. When she's not editing a manuscript or blogging, you can find her exploring bookstores and restaurants in Raleigh, NC.

  • Avoiding Info Dumps in Worldbuilding

    Fantasy and sci-fi writers are pros of worldbuilding. I mean, y’all are out here creating entirely new worlds and civilizations! It’s amazing. But there are also limitations to how much worldbuilding you can show in one book and things you want to avoid. One thing to avoid? Info dumps. We’ve all heard that term; maybe…

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  • Creating Romantic Tension in Your Novel

    Is there anything as satisfying as creating perfectly tense scenes between the love interests in your novel? Or as a reader, actually reading those scenes and feeling all the feelings as you hope the love interests finally get together? Well, if you aren’t a romance fan, then you probably don’t care. But I assume you’re…

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  • 52 Questions to Help You Develop Stronger Characters

    Characters, though fictional, are really just people you’re creating from scratch. They have complex backgrounds, personalities, desires, and relationships. But thinking about creating a whole complex person can be kind of intimidating. Answering a series of questions, starting with the basics and getting deeper over time, might help take some of the pressure off your…

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