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5 Ways to Hide Your Villain In Plain Sight - Ink and Quills
Sometimes the scariest villain is the one you didn't see coming. Use your reader's expectations of villains to hide your baddie right under their nose!
Writing a Fantasy Novel - Useful Resources | Now Novel
Writing a fantasy novel means paying attention to common elements of the fantasy genre, worldbuilding and more. Use these helpful fantasy writing resources.
Where to Find Story Ideas So Good, They Practically Write Themselves | Mandy Wallace
(Tip: Get a free copy of Jim Magwood’s So You’ve Written a Book. Now What? Your coupon code is at the end of this article.) Jim Magwood spoke at the Writers of Kern meeting in Bakersfield, Saturday. His topic? How to craft suspenseful plots from news headlines. Magwood is the self-published author of suspense novels: Nightmare, Sanction, […]
STEAL THIS PLOT: 50 Plot Ideas from Victorian and Regency Novels
Hey, everyone! Some of my most popular posts of all time are about master plots, and since NaNoWriMo is coming up in a few weeks, I thought I’d do another list of ideas for stories! These are…
How to lengthen your novel using J.K. Rowling’s outline method
What if your novel is too short? Using Rowling's outline method, you can identify and fill in the holes in your story.
10 podcasts to make you a better writer
I am unapologetically a podcast junkie--ask anyone. They're a great way to expand your knowledge of the world, get advice from the pros, and listen to some great stories. This makes them a valuable resource for writers, and I've rounded up my top ten to help you grow in your skills and knowledge. 88 Cups of Tea features interviews with authors, discussing everything from going through rejection, drawing inspiration from family stories, and the struggles of querying an agent. The host, Yin…
Fifty Plot Twist Ideas for Your Work-In-Progress! — Lucy Flint
Hey there, lionhearts! I hope you find the following fifty plot twists fun and exciting and helpful. And if you want more where they came from... check out the new idea series I've just posted! It's a nine-part series (I know, I know, I get carried away!) on EVERYTHING I know about
How to Outline Your Novel with the Save the Cat! Beat Sheet
Want to write a story that works? Learn how to plot your novel using the Save the Cat! Beat Sheet in this post! (Free worksheet included!) #writingtips
Why You Should Write Your Novel on Paper — Jenny Bravo
Now that you've started your novel, what's the best way to write it? Here are some reasons why I recommend paper before you jump to the computer!
Ask Your Characters: How To Develop Character-Driven Plot Points
Are your characters driving your plot? Answer these questions to find out! 6 questions to a character-driven plot.
Storyboarding to Start
One of the things I’m asked all the time is “how do I start?” And this can be a tricky question to answer because no two writers will ever write the same way. The way we each need to tell our stori…