• 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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  • How to Reverse Outline Your Novel

    Have you ever heard of reverse outlining your novel? It’s pretty much what it sounds like: creating an outline after you’ve already written the draft. If you’re a plotter, you might be wondering how that’s supposed to work. But whether you’re a plotter, pantser, or somewhere in between, creating a reverse outline can help you…

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