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Writing With Your Authentic Voice - A Little Light

Our month of authenticity is merging into our month of writing. The two overlap - How do we write with our authentic voice? Free workbook for writers

9 Epic, Underused Mythical Animals for Your Fantasy Novel

So you're writing a fantasy novel? You're going to need a starter bag: Do you have your hero? Check. Your sidekick? Check. Your villain? C...

The Story Structure Series Pt 6: The Third Plot Point | The Novel Smithy

The Third Plot Point is one of the most important plot points in the Three Act Structure. Get ready, because your hero will face their darkest moment yet.

Five Mistakes New Writers Make (Paperback Kingdom)

Today we have a guest post by Trisha Tobias, who has worked on books such as the award-winning Alice: The Wanderland Chronicles by J.M. Sullivan, and Chasing Eveline by Leslie Hauser: When it comes to writing, there aren’t many hard rules. It’s a...READ MORE

Dropping Clues and Hiding Secrets Like J. K. Rowling, Part 2: Divert Attention with Jokes and Ridiculous Statements — The Writing Kylie

One of the biggest reasons J. K. Rowling turned the fans of her Harry Potter series into fanatics were—besides from the exceptional characters and rich world building—the clues and hidden secrets that were sprinkled through each book. These things had the fanatic fans searching the stories and analyzing every little detail to try and figure out what they meant. This kind of engaged audience is what all writers want, right? In this blog post series, I’ll show you Rowling’s different…

The Ultimate Guide to Planning for NaNoWriMo

Can you really write 50,000 words in 30 days? Sure! Here are 10 steps to take to help you get ready for #NaNoWriMo this year... Free checklist included!

World Building: 4 Questions to ask When Thinking Through Technology

I have been slowly working through a rather long series of blog posts about world building for speculative fiction (e.g. fantasy, science fiction.) Any time an author builds a new world, a certain …

10 Writing Mistakes that Kill Your First Chapter

By Marcy Kennedy (@MarcyKennedy) I’m teaching at a writer’s conference this week, so instead of one of my in-depth posts, I thought I’d create a quick checklist for you. Here are 10 writing mistakes that kill your first chapter (in no particular order). Get them before they get you! #1 – A Boring/Generic First Line(...)

Writing in Deep POV

Deep POV brings your reader and your character closer together. Learn one surefire technique to go deep and bridge the gap.

5 Must-Dos for Creating Believable Characters

She came to you in a dream, at the dinner table, in the shower. What did she tell you? Did she speak at all? Did her looks explain everythi...

How To Write Fight Scenes With Alan Baxter

Alan Baxter is a speculative fiction/ thriller writer who also has 25 years experience of martial arts as an instructor. He shares his tips on how to write great fight scenes including how the differences in training can affect a fight, gender differences, use of setting and much more.

9 Essential Plot Points (Transform) | authorlkhill

In order to write an amazing, page-turning story, you need to hit all the plot points that will make readers keep turning the page and salivating for more. Learn what these plot points are here!

Top Pinterest Infographics for Writers and Authors

From story arcs to writing style tips, here are the top Pinterest infographics for writers and authors to help you improve your writing skills and stories!

Reading and Writing PLAYLIST: Medieval European and Fantasy!

I love making soundtracks to books! The right music can immerse me in a whole other world. Whether I’m reading an epic fantasy, a historical novel, or a gritty thriller, a playlist can add to…

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