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Plot Writing Techniques

Stop Info Dumping in Your Story

Backstory adds a rich, accessible feeling to your characters. It tells us about your hero’s traumatic past, the villain’s abusive spouse, or the layout of your story’s world. In other words, it’s an essential part of storytelling. But backstories can be very difficult to tell without info dumping. So how do you fix an info […]

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“Don’t Tell Me How to Write!” Why We Need Writing Rules (+ Big Updates)

Do I really need to follow someone else’s rules for my writing?

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Plot Writing Techniques

Entering A Writing Contest? Here’s What I Learned as a Book Awards Judge

You can always learn a lot from others. Especially when it’s your job to judge them.

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Writing Techniques

3 Ways to Find the Perfect Words for Your Story: Verb Edition!

Every book, short story, or script relies on good word choice. When you’re trying to tell a story, sometimes the hardest thing to do is deciding which word to use. Verbs hold all your story’s action, so what better place to start? As a young writer, I knew how to put words together, and I […]