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External and Internal Conflict: The Killer Combination helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com/external-and-i

There’s a dark side to creativity—one we don’t always like to talk about. And that dark side can be encapsulated in two words: perfectionism and judgment. bit.ly/judge-less-tru #amwriting

How to Create a Bulletproof Character Arc with

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Learn how to write better scenes with this information-packed article by

. helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com/how-to-intertw

In honor of the 4th: “Independence Day” (1996) Beat Sheet: savethecat.com/beat-sheets/in #scriptchat #amwriting #screenwriting

4 Ways to Write a Better Antagonist ow.ly/p8Wc30kLYq7 #amwriting

“When chosen strategically, POV contributes to the immersion of a carefully-crafted narrative designed to communicate a very specific experience to readers.” –

buff.ly/2HVrsxB #amwriting #writetip

Fabulous break-down of one of my favorite types of character arc: the Flat Arc. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ot02hMJ6Hkk&t=

Choosing Settings with the Highest EQ by

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How to Make Readers Feel Your Characters’ Emotions ow.ly/TdTd30lJVyB #amwriting

This article on theme from

is seriously insightful. If you only read one post on writing today, let it be this one!

If your story has you putting words into the mouth of someone whose principles and convictions are antithetical to your own, you must still be able to present that character’s ideals in a completely authentic way. #writetip

Writing Transitions: How to Move Smoothly Through Your Novel by

blog.janicehardy.com/2009/09/re-wri #amwriting

You know how you’re always being told to “write what you know”? That line of advice isn’t talking about writing stories based only on your life experiences. All “write what you know” really means is “be honest.” #writetip

Story Structure Q&A: 6 Outstanding Questions About Structure ow.ly/sdL330m1Rvk #amwriting

“Making people believe the unbelievable is no trick; it’s work. … Belief and reader absorption come in the details: An overturned tricycle in the gutter of an abandoned neighborhood can stand for everything.”–Stephen King #amwriting

Being honest in your fiction means digging down into the core of yourself and finding the part of you that understands and resonates with sometimes uncomfortable, sometimes embarrassing, sometimes downright scary stuff. #writetip

5 Ways to Use Myers-Briggs for Characters


Honesty in fiction is ridiculously hard work. It only happens when we’re actively thinking about it and consciously pursuing it with every word we write. #writetip

Ah yes, the standard “show don’t tell” rule. For those unfamiliar,

‘s got some great tips on how to avoid too much “telling” in your work: buff.ly/2O7nqES #writingtip

Researching Novels in an Age of Information Overload via

livewritethrive.com/2018/10/08/res #amwriting

Two of your first chapter’s most important jobs are setting the stage for the story and hooking readers. #writetip

Have you truly chosen the best theme for your story? If you aren’t sure, it’s time to give this article from

a read.


QUICK! “My story’s about-” Hook, heart, and elevator pitches: RT


Every book needs a good character arc. Learn how to really nail it (and how it should be completely connected to your plot) with this blog series by


I’ve found

‘s idea of ‘the lie the character believes’ to be very useful. It’s a way at looking at the character ‘need’ or ‘flaw’ from another angle.


Heroes come from many walks of life, but the one thing they all possess is a relatable element–a goal, dream, or desire the reader can understand. #writetip

“Don’t expect the puppets of your mind to become the people of your story. If they are not realities in your own mind, there is no mysterious alchemy in ink and paper that will turn wooden figures into flesh and blood.”–Leslie Gordon Barnard #amwriting

Even in moments of doubt, protagonists should have the inner fortitude to keep getting back up no matter how many times they’re knocked down. #writetip

3 Common Plotting Mistakes to Avoid When Writing a Novel

I didn’t realize how difficult the “boy scout” character was to write until I naively tried to write one in my first novel (facepalm)

has been a huge help since then: 5 Tips for Writing a Likable “Righteous” Character helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com/writing-a-righ #WriteTip

4 Steps for How to Turn an Idea Into a Story That Rocks – Helping Writers Become Authors buff.ly/2Sfn0v9

#writing #writetip

How to Outline your Novel by

via HelpingWritersBecomeAuthors buff.ly/2PSJXD1

Learn from five mistakes that contributed to one of my “failed” novels, as well as important tips about how you can avoid them in your own story. ow.ly/x9Z130moqE3

Getting ready for #nanowrimo On what a character wants vs what they need: “Sometimes the story will have to end on that bittersweet note of interior again and exterior loss.”

in Creating Character Arcs.

Following a friend’s suggestion, I programmed Word to auto-replace common, weak verbs I tend to overuse with bazaar, wacky spellings that make them obvious. Makes for a strange looking manuscript but easy to edit.

#writingtips #amwriting #Authors #writerslife #editing

Write your hero last? Start #plotting with the villain! #writetip


3 More Things You Should Do on Goodreads by


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Character Archetypes can be helpful. Not to be confused with stereotypes, archetypes are a very general kind of character type that just about every story needs. I like

‘s 8 1/2 archetypes ow.ly/jtsR30mnC6p There are so many possibilities! Unlike stereotypes.

8 Signs You’re Stuck in a Writing Rut–and Why You Should Care ow.ly/tJls30msRGA #amwriting

Here’s how to know when enough is enough in your story by refining your storytelling instincts to to feel whether something is too sparse or too excessive. ow.ly/oWF830mtHql

28 Resources, Tools and Tips for Self-Publishing Your Next Book ow.ly/tKFT30mvwsz by

Description when done properly: -builds emotional connection -great tool for foreshadowing -builds reader’s understanding of the story’s universe/ background making it multidimensional. Description doesn’t have to be boring.

The character’s extended thoughts, told via narrative, must always have a point, must always drive the plot forward. #writetip

The Dual Plot Structure That Makes Stories a Success by

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My Silver Skies novels are epic fantasy. This appears to be great writing advice here. I’m currently reading The Lord of the Rings to get inspiration. Major, major undertaking. Want to write something memorable. Captivating high fantasy nownovel.com/blog/fantasy-b via

Best of luck with your Silver Skies novels, Gail. Thank you for reading and sharing our articles!

‘Fantasy is hardly an escape from reality. It’s a way of understanding it.’ – Lloyd Alexander #quoteoftheday #amwriting

Create detailed character profiles and a comprehensive outline, step by step: nownovel.com #writingtools #writers #nanowrimo

Learn how your story’s plot points can be rearranged and strengthened to create a more powerful overall effect for your readers. ow.ly/Nzbh30mEmUp

How to Find the Courage to Become an Unstoppable Writer ow.ly/CtBJ30mEn7W #amwriting

We’re just over the midway mark of #nanowrimo2018. How is your book coming along? Here are some tips to keep the middle fun: nownovel.com/blog/writing-m #writingtips #writers #motivation

Tips to describe a setting and make it immersive. Full examples by Marquez and others here: nownovel.com/blog/describe- #writers #infographic #writingtips

I’ve finished my manuscript! What now? 16 ultimate resources to make good decisions about your book by

ow.ly/elLX30mFY46 #amwriting

Are your descriptions tripping over each other? Traffic control for #paragraphs. #amwriting

What Are Plot Points? #writingtips #writingadvice

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5 Steps to Writing Great Character Chemistry helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com/how-to-create-

Emotion in Your Story by

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Creating Immersive, Interesting & Believable Settings for Your Story’s World bit.ly/2E4o6Gs via

| #amwriting #writingtips #worldbuilding

How to write a first novel: 10 Do’s and Don’ts nownovel.com/blog/how-to-wr via

How to describe a person vividly: 7 tips nownovel.com/blog/how-to-de via

#writingtips #creativewriting #creativity #writingadvice

“When you are told your characters are a little “two-dimensional,” think about wants, needs, goals.” Blake Snyder #screenwritingtips #amwriting #scriptchat

3 Tips for Improving Show, Don’t Tell: ow.ly/PXZB30mCVNr


Love this high fantasy #writingtip from

It’s best to avoid excessive tags. More here: nownovel.com/blog/dialogue- #writing #dialogue

The 10 Rules of Writing Large Casts of Characters ow.ly/zowo30mNVTE #amwriting

Do you need structure first to write a scene? nownovel.com/blog/scene-wri #writing #writerslife

Stories with large casts of characters offer many challenges. Use these ten important rules of thumb to you help you manage your own teeming call sheets. ow.ly/dWpk30mORAA

4 Ways to Write a Better Antagonist buff.ly/2Jij0W1 More great #writingtips from

. The antagonist needs to be a fully rounded character.

Here are five ways to create powerful character thoughts by framing them on the page as effectively as possible. ow.ly/nbX030mTr00

An insightful article courtesy of

that looks at prologues and epilogues: “By getting all this explanatory detail out of the way in a prologue, Tolkien gives the reader a ‘user’s manual’ of sorts for the coming story.” #writingtips #amwriting

Here are five ways to create powerful character thoughts by framing them on the page as effectively as possible. ow.ly/nbX030mTr00 #amwriting

On your way to writing an above-average novel, learn how to apply these ten straightforward solutions to common fiction problems. ow.ly/8oRF30mUeyB

Outlines allow you to follow plot twists and subplots to their logical end (or lack thereof) in much less time. #writetip

Some nice tips here #fantasy #creatingworlds #fantasywriting #anwriting Fantasy book writing: 7 tips for captivating high fantasy nownovel.com/blog/fantasy-b via

Mike Vlach: Want to know why Premillennialism must be true? I have a brand new article on this. tms.edu/m/TMS-Fall2018

Ezekiel 38: A Study of Gog & Magog (Part 11) | Worldview Weekend worldviewweekend.com/tv/video/ezeki

What’s an inciting incident? How do you write a compelling one? Read here: nownovel.com/blog/inciting- #writingtips #beginnings #storytelling

Find out what you can learn about the tricky subject of voice by considering the differences between authorial voice and character voice. ow.ly/fZnH30mYRmu

16 Ways to Make Your Setting a Character in Its Own Right – Helping Writers Become Authors buff.ly/2rvb3pb #writing #amwriting

Outlines permit you to look at the balance of POVs over the course of the entire novel, so you can ensure each character is getting an appropriate amount of time at the mic. #writetip

Happy holidays! Read the 10 most popular articles from our blog this year, and some of our favourites from elsewhere (including Neil Gaiman on why we need libraries): nownovel.com/blog/top-10-wr #writing #writers #MondayMotivation

3 Tips for Improving Show, Don’t Tell bit.ly/2DpU7ZN ia

#writingtips #WritingLife

This article links to several detailed articles on outlining:


9 More Ways to Strengthen Your Story’s Beginning helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com/9-ways-to-stre via

Write scene breaks and transitions that grow your story: nownovel.com/blog/writing-s #writingtips #scenewriting

One perk of nearing the end of December is that we get to look back on all the great things that have happened this year.

shares the top 10 #writing articles of 2018
Get inspired and improve your writing by taking a look here: bit.ly/2QBvz6q #amwriting

Revising your MS over the holidays? Remember these elements of a gripping story: nownovel.com/blog/what-make #writerslife #writing #editing

How the Truth Your Character Believes Defines Your Theme: ow.ly/2UcJ30kG8Kf


May 2019 be a great year for your writing. Read 10 tips to finish your story this year: nownovel.com/blog/10-reason #writers #writing #HappyNewYear