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Fantasy World Building: How to World Build for Your Fantasy Novel

You have dreamed about this—this world which is different from ours and actually worldbuilding for fantasy in general. It’s interesting, it’s riveting… Now you want to share this world that has been created in your head with the world.  It’s not easy to write and writing a book which is completely or mostly imaginary …

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10 Best Romance Novels That Have Gone Underappreciated

There are many romance novels out there. Some better than others, granted, but what makes some the best of the best? What gives them that je ne sais quoi factor we’re all craving, some of us even trying to emulate when writing a novel ourselves? I could go about this list in many different …

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Narrative Writing: How to Understand and Master It

Narrative writing makes up the bulk of what we know as storytelling. But it’s not as easy as simply telling the story…it takes a lot more than that to write and even publish a book with a heavy focus on narrative writing. If you want to… Learn more about narrative writingLearn why mastering narrative writing is …

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Uses of Who, That, Which

Rule 1. Who and sometimes that refer to people. That and which refer to groups or things. Examples:Anya is the one who rescued the bird.“The Man That Got Away” is a great song with a grammatical title.Lokua is on the team that won first place.She belongs to a great organization, which specializes in saving endangered species. Rule 2a. That introduces what is called an essential clause (also known as a restrictive or defining …

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Grammar Tips Effective Writing

Rule 1. Use concrete rather than vague language. Vague: The weather was of an extreme nature on the West Coast.This sentence raises frustrating questions: When did this extreme weather occur? What does “of an extreme nature” mean? Where on the West Coast did this take place? Concrete: California had unusually cold weather last …

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14 Character Archetypes to Help You Build a Strong Character Cast

Using character archetypes in your book is a great way to ensure you have a diverse cast with specific roles. Because without good characters…your readers won’t find a good reason to keep reading… The character development of your story can make the biggest difference in hooking real fans for life…and losing readers …

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