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How To Write A Character Wound New!

If you have studied the craft of writing fiction, then you would have heard of the term character arc or a character emotional wound. They are the basis in creating a character that is memorable and three dimensional. Every human being carries around with them a set of...

Developing Smooth Transitions In Your Novel New!

Writing a novel is not just moving a character mundanely from chapter to chapter, but revealing information and ideas that flow smoothly, and keep the storyline moving in an engaging manner. The transitions need to be effortless, otherwise there is a high risk the character seems to...

Redemption Of A Villian New!

There is nothing better for a reader than a novel that is full of plot twists and turns. One way we can achieve this is for your villain to change their evil ways. A character that is sinister is still a person, and every person has a heart or cares somewhere...

Body Language Guide New!

As a writer, I am always aware of the importance of using body language to enhance the depth of the character. Using body language is a great way to show the state of mind of the character, but how and when to use it can be quite...

Using Adversity To Develop Characters New!

As writers, we know that the best, most captivating stories are the unhappy ones, which are full of conflict and obstacles that the characters have to overcome to achieve that happy ending. The key to writing the novel that readers cannot put down is to...

Character Psychology New!

When you are creating the backstory for your characters, the most important aspect to consider is the psychology of your characters. How do they process information in their minds, and how does this mindset transpire in the actions they take? Once you have this down on paper, then you will know exactly how your character will respond to most given situations or other characters...

7 New Ways to Find an Editor – Part 2 New!

Now you know what to look for as far as the type of editing you need, it's time to look at ways to find the right editor for your book. As with most things, you can never be certain about anything without experiencing it or...

7 New Ways to Find an Editor – Part 1 New!

Most writers don’t tend to concern themselves with too much i-dotting and t-crossing. At the end of the day, your role is to turn your ideas into something tangible and that can make it very difficult for an author to see if their logic has...

Top Web Apps And Desktop Tools For eBook Creation – Part 3 New!

In the final part of this mini-series, we’ll be looking at desktop tools you can use for your eBook. Open Office Of course, you can use Word but Open Office is free and you can convert .doc files to PDF for free. It works in much the...

Top Web Apps And Desktop Tools For eBook Creation – Part 2 New!

Welcome back; by now you should have chosen your format and are now ready to decide what tools you want to use to create your book. There are many to choose from and I’ve narrowed things down to the best of the best. Web Apps and...