Tag Archives: writing fiction

Are you thinking of writing an epic fantasy?

Well, here are 5 things to consider before you write an epic fantasy. Visit my websites via the links at the top of this page. Advertisements

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How to pace your dialogue

Dialogue is an important part of fiction. It makes the story come alive. But it is difficult to make dialogue lively. Here are 3 incredibly useful ways to use pacing in dialogue. Visit my websites via the links at the top … Continue reading

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Are you stuck on the draft of your book?

Writing a book is like any big project. You have a surge of enthusiasm, then things slow down. Sometimes they slow down completely, and you need something to get you back on track. Here is a collection of links that … Continue reading

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Writing a gripping book

Writing a gripping story can be a bit intimidating. Here are some links to help the process along. Suspending disbelief: three tips to keep your reader hooked. A tense situation: 5 tips to help you write a gripping read. Make … Continue reading

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Keep your story moving

Once you have got over the trauma of starting your book, and you have a plan for the story, it can be easy to get bogged down. Try these links for some tips about how to keep your story moving: … Continue reading

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How to create a solid story structure

Here are some useful reminders about keeping your story on track. Visit my websites via the links at the top of this page.

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How to create interesting characters

If only it were as straightforward as reading a couple of blog posts & getting on with it! We all know life isn’t like that, but you have to start somewhere, don’t you? Here is a useful post in 2 … Continue reading

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Improve your dialogue

Dialogue is an important element of fiction. It brings the whole story to life, & lets the reader feel more part of the story. This post gives some tips for good dialogue, as well as promoting the Bartleby Snopes Literary Magazine … Continue reading

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How to make your reader root for the protagonist

Every story needs one. Without him or her, you get to the happy ever after far too soon. That makes a dull story. So how do you make your audience care? Here are some pointers. Visit my websites via the … Continue reading

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The features of successful scenes

This post has the title how to write successful scenes. I’m sure most of you know that is quite a claim. More accurately, it gives a useful visual summary of the main features of a successful scene. Perhaps if yours isn’t … Continue reading

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