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Effective Tips for Writing More Creative and Original Fiction New!

Anyone can write, but not everyone has the capacity to write original and creative fiction. There is a difference between good fiction and fiction that has no substance. Successful authors will tell you that writing creatively is an art that needs years of experience, patience, and...

Thoughts on Writing Sex Scenes New!

Writing a sex scene is not easy. Anyone can write about two bodies copulating, but how to execute it in good taste requires skill. Sex sells. It is a biological imperative that evolution designed to feel good to keep us engaging in it—to ensure the...

How to Get More Creative in Your Creative Fiction New!

Anyone can write a story, but not everyone can write good fiction. Writing great fiction is more challenging to create. It is the by-product of adherence to discipline and the demands of the craft. Creative fiction is like a wild beast that needs taming. The...

How to Link Episodes in Your Novel New!

In an episodic novel, how the writer links events determines the degree of unity and suspense in his story. The writer must use the linking episode technique with precision. Linking episodes are distinct from events that happen one after another — linking two episodes works...

Ways For Writers To Cope With The Winter Blues New!

In the United States, we have what is called 'seasonal affective disorder.' For an easier explanation, such a symptom is called the winter blues. Lack of sunshine during the dreary days and nights of winter are at fault basically. So, why is this being brought...

What is Blatant Foreshadowing? New!

Sometimes the writer cannot help but feel impressed by his own writing. It happens when the plot all fits together, and it feels like magic. How the writer connects events and conflicts is brilliant, and one of the excellent ways this happens is by foreshadowing....

Two Types of Conflict Resolution New!

Traditionally, novels tell stories chronologically, from Point A going to point B, and so on. The skillful twists and turns the writer creates are what make the reader turn pages. Along with the plot, conflicts arise that a character must resolve to end on a high...

Expanding your Readership - Part 3 of 3 New!

Edit and check for errors Nothing is as uninviting as a list of grammatical errors noticeable in your article. Grammatical errors give the impression that the work was hurriedly done which affects its credibility. The reader will, therefore, more likely doubt your content as it appears...

Expanding your Readership - Part 2 of 3 New!

Create dialogue Another way to hook readers into your writing is by creating dialogue within your content. Just like a story, a conversation will engage them and your writing will not feel like a list of facts put together. Blog posts, especially, require this technique to...

Expanding your Readership - Part 1 of 3 New!

Whether you are a blogger, an author, or a writer in any capacity, attracting readers to your content is crucial. After all, we write and post our work publicly for others to read. However, it is not always that simple and sometimes we grapple with...