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A Writer's Cheatsheet to Plot and Structure

Getting a solid grasp on the foundations of plot and structure, and learning to work in harmony with principles will take your stories to the next level.

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

WRITING MY NOVEL | Outlining & Plotting — Helen Redfern

I have been working on my novel for many years. I’ve had confidence issues, fear issues, procrastination issues…but now I’ve decided enough is enough and it’s time to get on with it. This is a vlog of my progress and for this month I show how I am outlining and re-plotting my manuscript.

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A Massive List of Resources to Make Money Writing - AliciaJoy.Net

This is a massive list of resources for writers, especially those who are struggling.

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Avoiding Stilted Dialogue-author toolbox - The Manuscript Shredder

Bad dialogue will ruin an otherwise great story. Don’t fall into these common traps.

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How to Write a Character-Driven Plot in 4 Steps — Rachel Giesel Grimm

Literary fiction writers tend to avoid plot. We’re trained to be plot snobs, focused only on character development and description and point-of-view amongst other things. But your story can’t be plotless. Plot is tension, plot is drama, plot IS story. So we must learn to fuse plot and character seam

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How to create an unsettling atmosphere in your story

If you only write one thing this week, make it this: How do you create an unsettling atmosphere in your writing, and what is liminal space?

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Creating a Killer First Line - The Manuscript Shredder

The first line is the most examined line in your entire book. Make sure your's is selling your story.

Why You Should Intentionally Write Messages Into Your Stories

"That book changed my life." "This character's strength helped me through a rough patch." "That message was one I really needed to hea...

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Tips for Writing Dual POVs with Distinctive Voices

Lauryn April blogs about writing, reading, reviews and self-publishing. Supports indie authors, and writes YA and NA paranormal romance.

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How to End a Story - The Art of Narrative

Knowing how to end a story is one of the most important skills in fiction writing. Learn six key factors that will ensure you nail the ending of your story!

What to do with your Inciting Incident - The Art of Narrative

Learn how to write an inciting incident and the five essentials that your inciting incident must address to set off an effective conflict for your plot.

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3 Techniques for Creating Tension | Storm Writing School

Let’s talk reader engagement. A writer can create tension and hook readers through three situations: mystery, suspense, and dramatic irony.

How to write a novel step by step | Free guide to writing a novel

Step-by-step guide to writing a novel, from idea to completed manuscript. Learn the craft of storytelling at the same time as completing your first novel.

Writing a Trilogy: How to Plan and Prepare for a Series of Novels

Writing a trilogy of novels comes with many of it's own challenges. However, by outlining your trilogy you can save yourself a lot of stress later on!

30 Things I've Learned About Writing That Made A Big Difference

by Stephanie Morrill Stephanie writes young adult contemporary novels and is the creator of GoTeenWriters.com. Her novels include The Re...