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Pros and Cons of writing in present tense

Whether you're writing your first novel or are struggling with completing a second one (or more), sometimes you need some help focusing and figuring out how to reach your goal. Use these 9 tricks to help you go from first sentence all the way to completed novel.

Answer the following questions for each of your main characters to help figure out how each one fits in your novel. by Leigh Michaels

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Turn your dream novel into a reality by using this Story Plan Checklist.

Everything you need to know about word count and book length for books and novels and memoirs and children's novels and picture books.

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7 Reasons Writing a Book Makes You a Badass |

4 Questions Agents Ask Writers at Pitch Sessions

Catherine Coulter—who has had a stunning 62 New York Times bestsellers—shared her wisdom on the basics you must master before you worry about finding an agent, or dive too deeply into your book.

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Blogging is an effective way for writers to find success--if they know what they're doing. Here are 8 blogging tips for writers to find success. Plus, a bonus tip that trumps them all!

11 Secrets to Writing Effective Character Description

Tips on World Building for Writers -- How to Make Your Imaginary World Real |

We recently featured a guest post by Thomas Smith on the “4 Things Star Trek Can Teach Us About Writing.” Nothing against Star Trek, but as a Star Wars ner

The 7 Tools of Dialogue |

5 Ways to Turn Your Blog Into a Book-Writing Machine

Middle grade vs YA

Grab the book, magazine, or newspaper nearest you and open up to a random page. Start your story with the first line at the top of the page and end your story with the last line at the bottom of the page.

When you're struggling to write, it's important to know you're not alone. Here are 10 common challenges all of us writers have to deal with from time to time.

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Humor in Story: It may sound funny, but it’s true: Humor is a great way to hook readers, no matter the subject. Here’s how to write better nonfiction simply by lightening the mood.

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