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Best Setting to Write about in Austin New!

In my article “Setting: Elements of Towns and Cities,” I wrote about how many writers believe a setting is merely a location; however, the setting is not just a location, but everything that would define a location as a place. The seven elements that a...

Planning Your Memoir New!

Have you ever considered writing a book about your life? How do you condense all of your memories and life experience into just one book? Where do you begin?  Many writers begin their memoir by selecting one event in their life, usually from the day they...

Write Better with these Excellent Copywriting Tips New!

Although copywriting and writing a novel are two very different things and belong to very specific audiences, there are certain things that are common between them. Both copywriters and authors have to choose their words very carefully and ensure that their written narrative is appreciated...

Rules of Writing that Every Aspiring Author Should Know New!

Having excellent writing skills is a must for anyone who aspires to be a successful author. While anyone can write, writing a narrative that leaves an impact and grabs the attention of the audience is very difficult. An author not only needs to maintain their...

When You Shouldn’t Kill Your Characters New!

If you are a writer, one area of planning your novel could be deciding if one of your characters should be killed. While this could have a dramatic impact on your plot, it is also one of the toughest decisions you may have to make....

Creating Characters That Readers Care About Part Two New!

In my previous article on character archetypes, I spoke of the importance to study novels of authors you admire to gain that inspiration to develop your own unique characters. I took my own advice and have discovered even more character archetypes that may help you...

Rid Yourself of Writer's Block Once and For All New!

I think, as writers, we have all experienced that time in our careers when you sit down to write and your mind goes blank. It can be so frustrating, especially if you have been trying to produce new content for days or even weeks. If...

Creating Characters That Readers Care About New!

There’s no shortcut; if you want your story to engage the reader, then they have to care about the characters, and that means they have to be compelling. So, what are the emotions your characters need to evoke? Well, they need to be believable, relatable and make your...

How To Create Tension New!

Tension in a novel is the ultimate 'page-turning' secret ingredient. We have all read those novels that we literally read in one sitting because we cannot wait to find out what happens next. There are several ways you can achieve the right balance of tension....

How To Get Your Poetry Published In Magazines Part 2 New!

In my previous article, I discussed how to find literary publications that would make a great fit for your style of poetry. Now we are going to delve deeper into the whole submission process.  Deadlines The most important part of the submission process is the deadline date...