Helping Writers Become Authors

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Helping Writers Become Authors provides writers help in summoning inspiration, crafting solid characters, outlining and structuring novels, and polishing prose. Learn how to write a book and edit it into a story agents will buy and readers will love. (Music intro by Kevin MacLeod.)


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Making Cliches Work for You

Cliches need not be dreaded bogeymen who haunt our work, but rather exciting and multi-faceted challenges that we can make work for us in many ways.

5 Ways to Pace Your Story

Pacing is like a dam. It allows the writer to control just how fast or how slow his plot flows through the riverbed of his story. Understanding how to operate that dam is one of the most important tasks an author has to learn.

Details: Bringing Fiction to Life

Learn why the details of an author’s prose decide whether a story will be the entertainment of an hour or a lasting piece of literature.

Characters: Likability Is Overrated

Learn why readers connection with imperfection in characters, more than perfection.

Don’t Let the Big Words Die

How authors can encourage the growth of vocabulary and use it to enhance their writing.

Eliciting Emotion

Discovering what drives emotion in fiction and how to elicit it in readers.

Branded: Negotiating Consumerism in Fiction

Two reasons to avoid specifying common and popular consumer names in your fiction.

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