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Chapter and Space Breaks New!

A chapter is the main division in a book that separates a time or an episode. These separations are emphatic and shift the story from one place and event to another. Readers often use chapters as a reading break, as chapters end a scene to introduce...

Universal Feelings in Fiction New!

What’s your favorite story? What genre? Why is it your favorite? Did it move you and in what way? Regardless of the genre you are writing, whether it is set in the past, present or future, readers must be able to identify with characters through...

Thinking of Becoming a Digital Nomad? Read This Before You Leap (Part 2 of 2) New!

3. Do you have travel insurance? Let’s face it. It’s hard to move these days without insurance. Accidents and illnesses happen when we least expect it. With the world as your office, health and safety should be a major concern. Good insurance must cover you wherever...

Thinking of Becoming a Digital Nomad? Read This Before You Leap (Part 1 of 2) New!

Becoming a digital nomad is all the rave, especially for millennials and people who are tired of being confined inside a cubicle for eight hours. If you look at your social media feed, you could swoon in envy watching your friends working on their laptops...

Side Hustles For Struggling Writers New!

There is a road one woman took that others doubted.  People really did not think of her as having any type of real job. At first, she did not even have a computer. She did everything by hand through the United States Postal Service. She never gave...

The Mystery, Detective, Suspense, and Spy Novels (Part 2 of 2) New!

4. The hero or heroine does not always have to be competent. Remember that they can have inner conflicts? A detective can be an alcoholic, drug-dependent, or on the brink of retirement and is slowing down. The protagonist can be ineffective at the beginning and...

The Mystery, Detective, Suspense, and Spy Novels (Part 1 of 2) New!

Contrary to popular belief, the mystery, detective, suspense or spy novel did not begin with Edgar Allen Poe. These genres date back to as far as ancient mythology. If you look closely, the different mythologies--from Greek to Norse--carry such stories. Even sacred books like the...

Cultivating Writing Habits (Part 2 of 2) New!

Looking back, you will find that your simple habit of writing in short bursts has become full-blown so that writing has become your priority, that a day without writing makes you uneasy and restless to the point where you may have a writing addiction. Well,...

Cultivating Writing Habits (Part 1 of 2) New!

It only takes twenty days to form a habit. If you have been doing something consistently without skipping a day, then you have developed a new habit. A habit, they say, in any form of endeavor serves as your foundation that will hone your skills....

16 Reasons Why Every Writer Needs a Website (Part 2 of 2) New!

 8. You become word-of-mouth, which is an effective means of marketing. People will always look for someone who has expertise in their particular need. Recommendations are effective because a first-person experience that guarantees the efficiency of a professional is often trusted, especially if the recommendation...