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Writing Craft: Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Horror and Everything In Between

Posted 5 months ago by April S

Posted in eBooks and Audiobooks, Fiction, New Books and Movies, Nonfiction, Science Fiction and Fantasy and Writing and Publishing | Tagged with aspiring writers, authorship, biographies, creative writing, NaNoWriMo, National Novel Writing Month, storytelling, writers, writing, writing skills and writing tips

Learn more about writers and the craft of writing with these great resources featuring a host of amazing authors including Ray Bradbury, Stephen King, Ramsey Campbell, Neil Gaiman, George R. R. Martin, Joyce Carol Oates, Philip Pullman and many more.

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5 Tips for Writing Mysteries and Thrillers That Will Hook Readers from Start to Finish

Posted 5 months ago by April S

Posted in eBooks and Audiobooks, Mysteries and Thrillers, Nonfiction and Writing and Publishing | Tagged with authors , authorship, biographies, creative writing, Detective and mystery stories, literary figures, mystery, NaNoWriMo, National Novel Writing Month, plot, suspense, writers, writing, writing skills and writing tips

From plot twists to character development to psychological tension - explore ways to hook the reader and keep their attention from start to finish.

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Developing Characters That Resonate With Readers

Posted 10 months ago by April S

Posted in Arts, Crafts and Hobbies, eBooks and Audiobooks, Fiction and Writing and Publishing | Tagged with authorship - technique, character development, creative writing, Fiction - Technique, Fictitious characters, NaNoWriMo, National Novel Writing Month, writing, writing skills and writing tips

Learn how to develop memorable characters for your next novel.

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The Art of Storytelling: 5 Tips on Crafting Compelling Storylines

Posted 12 months ago by April S

Posted in Arts, Crafts and Hobbies, eBooks and Audiobooks, Education, Nonfiction and Writing and Publishing | Tagged with authorship - technique, creative writing, dialogue, NaNoWriMo, narration, National Novel Writing Month, storylines, storytelling, writing, writing skills, writing style and writing tips

Tips and resources to help you craft compelling storylines and draft dynamic dialogue.

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5 Tips to Improve Your Writing Skills

Posted about 1 year ago by April S

Posted in Arts, Crafts and Hobbies, eBooks and Audiobooks, Education, Fiction, Health and Wellness and Writing and Publishing | Tagged with authorship, character development, compostion, creative writing, editing, English Grammar, Fiction - Technique, grammar, plotting, punctuation, reading, revising, spelling, story ideas, story writing tips, vocabulary, word choice, writer's block, writing, writing mechanics, writing skills, writing style and writing tips

Get tips and resources designed to help improve your writing skills.

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Writers on Writing: Tips for Aspiring Authors

Posted about 1 year ago by April S

Posted in Arts, Crafts and Hobbies, eBooks and Audiobooks, Fiction, History and Politics, Teen and Pre-Teens and Writing and Publishing | Tagged with authorship, authorship--vocational guidance, compostion, creative inspiration, creative writing, creative writing tips, NaNoWriMo, National Novel Writing Month, writers on writing, writing, writing career, writing style and writing tips

Tips and resources from experienced writers to aspiring writers.

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