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Do you want to achieve your wildest writing goals in 2020? Then you’ve come to the right place. I’m about to give you a complete strategy for setting your most important writing goals in 2020... and how to actually reach them. Here's the overview of what...read more
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Hey there, I’m P. S. Hoffman.
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How do horror authors do it?
Read this, and you’ll have the three keys to every great horror story ever written. It’s simpler than you think…
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Good dialogue will punch you in the chest. It will swing like a fist out of the dark, and when it hits it will make your heart stop. But when writing dialogue, most writers miss. Even professionals make some major mistakes (I’ll show you a few examples in a minute)....read more
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These ideas will make your major characters more life-like. Readers will engage faster and get swept up in their lives.
Follow these three techniques and your characters will pop off the page and dance into your readers’ imaginations.read more
Word counts killing you? Read this, and you will be able to conquer NaNoWriMo like the tiny guy always conquers the giant.read more
Afraid to do NaNoWriMo this year? Read this, and you’ll get all the inspiration you need to sign up for the biggest, best writing challenge.read more
Did Melandia Trump plagiarize Michelle Obama on Purpose? Find out what this means for writers everywhere.read more
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In this line of work there were few answers, and many questions. One question, in particular, stuck out like a knife from a dead man's chest: "Could you ever kill a friend?" For years, Blay the Assassin thought about it, turning it over and over in the quiet hours of...read more
Number Eight didn't know it, but I knew she wasn't an Android. I don't blame her. I'm no Robot either. The Masterson's only bought me believing I was an Android. I've been lying to them since. Understand this: it was a matter of air quality. The Masterson's, my...read more
Your main goal as writer is to get your reader’s attention.
If your readers can’t remember who’s who in your story, you’re done.
This guide will help you figure out how many characters your story needs, and how to root out the useless characters.read more
The cracking of naked knuckle bones broke the silence, and a long, white finger speared out of the dark. It stopped an inch from my nose.
“CHOOSE!” the voice tolled louder than an iron bell.read more
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