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To create realistic, compelling characters, it all starts with asking the right questions to get the heart of what drives them and in turn, drives the story. This post breaks down the most important questions to consider when creating characters to make sure you and your readers will connect with them from the get-go. Included is a free printable workbook with a full character profile and questionnaire.
Writing a novel is a big, exciting undertaking. If you find yourself overwhelmed by all the moving parts involved in bringing a book to life and eventually to market, though, you're not alone. Setting up a writing planner can be a huge help. Check out these tips on how to set up a writing planner and ideas on what to include in it. || writing a novel, writing a book, book writing tips, author planner tips, author planner ideas, writing planner ideas, fiction writing, creative writing
A personalized writing ritual can prime your mind and clear away distractions so you can more easily slip into a state of creative focus. By doing certain things before every session, you create triggers that send cues to your brain that it's time to write. To create your own writing ritual that will help you get into the zone and write faster, follow the tips in this post.
Are you ready to write a book but aren't sure which of your ideas to choose from, or simply aren't inspired enough by any of the ones you have and want something fresh? Follow these tips for choosing (or coming up with) a story idea you'll be able to commit to long-term, including tips for NaNoWriMo.
Mood boards capture the overall feel and vibe of your story to help you bring it to life. Here are some tips on how to put together a powerful story mood board that will entice readers.
What is it that makes a romance (or any other relationship) truly unforgettable? A lot of factors go into crafting a compelling romance, but if it’s missing this one key element, it’s likely to fall flat. Find out how to write a romance that is dynamic and will make readers fall in love with your characters. #writingromance #romancenovels #romanceauthors #writingtips #writingadvice

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