• Incorporating Subplots in Your Novel

    As an author, you want to create compelling, interesting stories, right? No matter what genre you write in, one important aspect of a compelling story is the subplot. What are subplots? Subplots are simply secondary storylines, and all forms of story have them. Novels, TV shows, movies, and even video games have secondary stories within…

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  • 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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