31 Free Writing Contests: Legitimate Competitions With Cash Prizes
Don’t be taken in by scammy contests: there are legitimate competitions for your prose and poetry. Here are some free writing contests to get started.
NaNoWriMo Prep Work: How to Prepare to Write Your Book in 30 Days
BY OWEN BONDONO Every writer needs their own specific combination of factors to thrive creatively. Some people like quiet, while others like noise. Some write first thing in the morning, others write after everyone else has gone to bed. Finding your writing niche is key to upping your productivity. Here's how to do that.
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Using the 8 essential elements of every good story, create a brief plot outline for your novel that is emotionally compelling and dramatically sound.
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39 Villain Motivations | Fiction Notes
Need to motivate your villain? Here are 39 motivations that can be used in any genre story or novel. | Fiction Note by Darcy Pattison