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THE CRAFT OF STORYTELLING

Looking to sharpen your skills as an author? Explore a range of topics from creating compelling characters to beating writer’s block.

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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.
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.

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