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12 Character Description Secrets (That Only Writers Understand)

Create perfect, visual descriptions of your characters everytime. These writing secrets will help you carve out more intricate, life-like characters.

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Writing Goals: The 2020 Ultimate Guide

Writing Goals: The 2020 Ultimate Guide

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...

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How to Write the Perfect Backstory for Any Character

How to Write the Perfect Backstory for Any Character

It took me seventeen rewrites (and one editor) before this dawned on me: The MAIN reason my readers didn't care about my story - was because my main character had a weak backstory. Now, I could tell you everything about him... The shape of his face His most powerful...

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5 Ways You’re Writing Your Dialogue Wrong

5 Ways You’re Writing Your Dialogue Wrong

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)....

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A Professional Question of Murder – (Flash Fiction)

A Professional Question of Murder – (Flash Fiction)

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...

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Our Human Secret – Flash Fiction

Our Human Secret – Flash Fiction

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...

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How Many Characters Should Your Story Have?

How Many Characters Should Your Story Have?

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.

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