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  • Three Levels of Characters for Your Novel

    One helpful way to organize your characters in your notes/plot is by level. The three common ‘levels’ of characters are primary, secondary, and tertiary characters. These aren’t titles you’ll prescribe to them in your story, but it can make your plotting and story development a little smoother behind-the-scenes. Three Levels of Characters Before we dig…

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  • Developing Your Novel’s Magic System

    An open book, string lights, and glowing moon | Developing Your Magic System by Between the Lines Editorial

    Magic is one of the defining characteristics of the fantasy genre. Whether your characters need spells to cast, can control the elements, or something else, your magic system can be as defined or loose as you want/need. Before we get into this topic, it’s important to remember that your way of creating a magic system…

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  • How to Make Novel Revisions Pain-Free

    Once you’ve finished your draft, it’s time to revise. Whether you’re staring at a 300-page manuscript or a 1500-word blog post, revisions can feel overwhelming. “How do I know I’ve revised enough?” “What if I still find a typo after I publish?” “Where do I even start?” All are valid questions, and I’m hoping this…

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  • How I Wrote My Novel in Less Than 3 Months

    Is it possible to draft a 100,000-word fantasy novel in less than three months? Short answer: yes, it’s totally possible! In my last blog post, I talked about how I wrote over 50,000 words for NaNoWriMo in November 2019. I’ve never won NaNoWriMo before, and this is the first novel-length draft I’ve finished for myself…

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  • Why You Need A Story Bible For Your Novel

    Are you ever working on your latest writing project, and partway through the draft you can’t remember whether you gave that character blonde hair? Or what date something happened? Or what name you made up for a certain city the characters eventually have to get to? We’ve all been there! It’s easy to lose track…

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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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