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#WritingCommunity Blog Award

Hello everyone, Today we have a slightly different post than usual, because I am starting a blog award! *insert confetti here* If you don’t know how blog awards work, the rules are simple. Display the award logo on your site Link back to the person who tagged you Answer 5 questions Tag 3 blogs (must […]

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Setting Writing Techniques

The Beginner’s Guide to Worldbuilding (Guest Post)

Hello everyone! Today’s post comes from my friend, Julia Witmer. Make sure to check out her bio at the bottom of the page. Enjoy! Worldbuilding is, undoubtedly, an integral part of any story. Whether the story takes place in Arkansas or Narnia, readers want a world that’s well developed, unique, enticing, and easily understandable. Without […]

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Encouragement Writing Techniques

Don’t Feel Like Writing? Here’s How to Get Out of a Creativity Slump Fast

Are you tired of writing? Let’s talk about some ways to rediscover your love for the written word.

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Characters Writing Techniques

Servant Characters and How to Write Them

Recently, in trying to escape from life as a college student, I’ve become addicted to several shows I haven’t seen before, especially BBC’s Merlin. I love how Merlin’s character is portrayed, and it has inspired me to rethink some of my own characters. When is a servant character too cliche? How can you avoid some […]

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Encouragement Resources

Top 5 Books for Writers

Every writer needs books. Not fiction, but nonfiction books that give you resources and help you become a better writer. Since we could all use some self love right now, maybe it’s time to treat yourself and buy a new book. So break out your Amazon gift cards, and check out some of these writing […]

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Cliches

5 Cliches in Romance / Romantic Comedy that Need to Stop

This post has been a long time in the making, but it’s finally here.

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Plot Writing Techniques

Combat Writing for Rookies: The Basic Screw-Ups You Don’t Want to Make (Guest Post)

Today I wanted to share a post by my fellow writer, Ethan. I found his advice about combat writing to be extremely helpful, so with his permission, I decided to share some of it here on Pro Story Builders. Enjoy! (Just a heads-up for my squeamish friends, this post covers certain topics related to combat, […]

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Encouragement Plot Writing Techniques

7 Things I Learned From Finishing My Novel

Last week, I finished another novel. Full disclosure: I’m not here to sell my book. It was awful, full of plot holes, and will never see the light of day. ** **except for the fact that I entered it in a contest. More on that in a minute. Even though this was not my favorite […]

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Blog Updates Characters Writing Techniques

Throwback Post: Perk Up Your Characters in 3 Easy Steps

This post is a throwback to the good ol’ days of 2017.

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Writing Techniques

5 Cliches About Women in Fiction that Need to Stop

It can be hard to write a good female character. So, as a female, I’m here to help you out.