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Guest Post: An Edit Vs a Re-Write: My First Draft Problem

By: Jeremy C Kester In the spaces where I’ve done my research, I’ve found quite a number of other writers who would argue that in every story I do, once I complete my first draft I should crumple it up, throw it out, and start fresh. The idea is predicated on advice to ignore quality… Continue reading Guest Post: An Edit Vs a Re-Write: My First Draft Problem

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Ten Tools To Help You Write the Next Bestseller

Every writer wants to write the next bestseller but many lack the tools beyond natural talent. Here are the top ten items I'd recommend to help you create a work of art.   A lamp to help your eyes You most likely spend a large amount of time staring at a computer screen. Take care… Continue reading Ten Tools To Help You Write the Next Bestseller

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How To Write a Relationship Your Reader Will Love

You may have heard that the golden rule for writing a relationship is that if they have to kiss for your reader to know they’re in love, you haven’t written a real relationship. But what does that actually look like? How do you write something that your readers will ship? Here are my top five… Continue reading How To Write a Relationship Your Reader Will Love

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How to Write a Good Villain: Five Questions to Create a Compelling Character

How to Write a Good Villain: Five Questions to Create a Compelling Character. If you sit down to write and find yourself asking how to write a good villain, then you're in the right place. Here are five questions to ask yourself to tell if your villain is the next Moriarty or the next Dr. Dufus.

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How to Write a Cold Weather Scene

These 5 tips can change you story for boring to engaging as you write about the cold in a way that is both realistic and immersive. Plus, it's always fun to write a scene you feel immersed in and hopefully you'll feel the chill along with your characters.