• Creating Interesting Characters in Fiction

    Creating a new character(s) can be daunting. After all, the best stories feature engaging characters. They’re a crucial aspect of your story. Unfortunately, there’s no magic formula for creating characters your readers will love (or love to hate). There are both internal and external factors to consider that will help you create more dynamic characters…

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  • How to Prepare Your Manuscript for an Editor

    You’ve finished your manuscript and booked your editor. But what do you need to do before you send your draft off to your editor? A little disclaimer: This blog highlights general recommendations. Your editor may ask for other formatting, and if you’re sending it to an agent (very different than an editor), be sure to…

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  • Five Elements of Story

    Whether you’re just starting out with creative writing or a seasoned pro, sometimes it’s good to go back to basics. We all need to refresh our knowledge! Today, let’s look at the five basic elements of any story you might write. 1. Character Every element we discuss in this post is important for your story,…

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