Your Guide to Creating Secondary Characters

You’ve poured your whole heart and soul into the protagonist and maybe even the antagonist, but what about the rest of your supporting characters? Creating secondary characters that are whole and not just caricatures is easier said than done—until now. In this post, we’re going to discuss ways to create stronger secondary characters that develop… Read more »

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You’ve Published a Book, Now What?

After you’ve called mom and gloated on Facebook, what do you do now that you’ve finally published your book? You may be tempted to sit back and wait for the royalties to roll in, but that would be a big mistake. In many ways, your hard work has just begun. If you want to increase… Read more »

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How to Build a Dystopian World

So, you want to create a world that’s filled with grinding oppression and palatable misery? One where the ruling elite manipulate the masses and create a glistening veneer that hides and contradicts a seedy underbelly of corruption? Are you sure you’re not writing a modern-day political commentary? I kid. If you’re looking to create a… Read more »

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Instantly Improve Your Writing with These 11 Editing Tools

For most writers, editing is a chore—but that goes double for novelists. After you’ve spent weeks, months, or even years writing a novel, it’s hard to enter “edit” mode where you delete most of your hard work away. Plus, there’s the issue of being too close to your work to actually see what technical problems… Read more »

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9 Easy Hacks to Make You a Better Writer

You’re a good writer, but you want more. You want to be epic. Me too. In our common journey towards epicness, I’ve learned a few tricks along the way that I’ll share with you. These are hacks that will increase your creativity and improve your writing skills. Let’s hack our way to greatness. Are you… Read more »

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All About Point of View: Which One Should You Use?

It’s a question every author must answer before putting pen to paper: what point of view is right for this story? The answer isn’t always easy to figure out, but that’s why we’re here. In this post, we’re going to help you figure out the advantages and disadvantages to each point of view. Let’s get… Read more »

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How to Use Social Media to Market Your Book

If you write it, they won’t come. If you market it, however, you’ve got a fighting chance. This advice is true whether you self-publish or go with a traditional publisher. Writing your book isn’t enough. Putting it on a bookshelf isn’t enough. You’ve got to find a way to get readers’ attention so that they… Read more »

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Finish Your Manuscript! 8 Productivity Hacks for Writers

You’ve been writing your book for… how long now? When you’ve started writing a book, sometimes the hardest part is actually finishing it. Life gets in the way, writer’s block rears its ugly head, and sometimes you just don’t feel motivated to write. All of that is unavoidable in the life of a writer, but… Read more »

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