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Character Development: Dynamic vs. Static Protagonists

Character Development: Dynamic vs. Static Protagonists

 Character Development Before you start writing your novel, take a second look at your planned characters. Characters—including your protagonist, antagonist, and minor characters—will greatly impact the success of your story. Without strong characters, the readers and...

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Adverbs: Do They Really Pave the Road to Hell?

Adverbs: Do They Really Pave the Road to Hell?

Stephen King said, “The road to hell is paved with adverbs.” As writers, it is important to understand all the different parts of speech and how they work in our writing. With this word of caution, learning about adverbs seems even more essential. What are adverbs...

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How to Prepare for NaNoWriMo: 6 tips

How to Prepare for NaNoWriMo: 6 tips

With National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo, just around the corner, now is the perfect time to start your writing preparation. I mean, you were going to prepare, weren’t you? So what is NaNoWriMo? Throughout November, writers all over the world stock up on...

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The Basic Guideline to Citations in Nonfiction Writing

The Basic Guideline to Citations in Nonfiction Writing

For writers, especially non-fiction writers, properly citing your sources is everything. We must give credit where credit is due, or else we lose all trust and credibility as writers. This guideline to citations will help you with the varying levels of works citing,...

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3 Steps to Overcome Writing Procrastination for Good

3 Steps to Overcome Writing Procrastination for Good

We're all prone to procrastination, especially us writers. The time just slips away as we find all manner of reasons not to do what we should. Although there are, you'll be glad to hear, things we can do to overcome procrastination once and for all, but I'll tell you...

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12 Tips to Become a Better Writer

12 Tips to Become a Better Writer

So you want to be the best writer you can possibly be, right? After all, who aims for average? Not you, because why else would you be here? Well, there’s more to becoming a great writer than the ability to plot a great novel. You have to become the type of person who...

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Prepositions: The Secret Sentence Poison

Prepositions: The Secret Sentence Poison

The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines prepositions as “a word or group of words that is used with a noun, pronoun, or noun phrase to show direction, location, or time, or to introduce an object.” Examples include words such as of, in, on, for, etc. There is a long...

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