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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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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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Characters Cliches Writing Techniques

How to Write a Good Bad Guy: Learning From Examples

We all love a good bad guy.

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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.