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How to Create Dynamic Relationships in Fiction

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Just as relationships play a pivotal role in shaping our lives, so do they in the lives of our characters. As readers/viewers, the fictional relationships we've followed on the page and screen are some of what we hold most dear about the stories we love. So, how do we as writers ensure that we ... READ the POST

How to Write a Unique Fairy Tale Retelling

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Writing a fairy tale retelling is the original fan fiction. The universal themes of fairy tales and the imaginative manifestations of them have continued to inspire countless works of art for thousands of years. To this day, fairy tale retellings are a popular genre in books and film. It's one of ... READ the POST

Book Lovers Instagram Story Templates

One of my favorite things about being on Instagram has been connecting with the book community (or bookstagram community) on there. I've met so many amazing people and kindred spirits, not to mention discovered a lot of great books to read through their recommendations. Another thing I'm a big ... READ the POST

How to Overcome Procrastination as a Writer

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Peanut butter and jelly. Abbott and Costello. Soap and water. Procrastination and writing. They've been a pairing for as long as writers have been trying to convince themselves to write. It sounds counterintuitive, but it's common for writers to feel a huge resistance to the actual writing ... READ the POST

Elizabeth Gilbert’s “Book in a Box” Note-Taking System for Writing a Novel

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This week, I listened to Tim Ferriss's fantastic interview with Elizabeth Gilbert (episode #430). If you aren't familiar with Liz, she's the best-selling author of books such as Eat Pray Love, Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear, and City of Girls, an accomplished inspirational speaker, and an ... READ the POST

Review: Margaret Atwood’s MasterClass on Creative Writing

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Margaret Atwood is an esteemed author of speculative and dystopian fiction. She has written many successful works such as Alias Grace, The Maddaddam Trilogy, and The Handmaid's Tale. She is also one of the authors invited to share her wisdom on writing and storytelling in her own MasterClass. I'm ... READ the POST

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