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How Does Internal Conflict Fit into the Character’s Arc? – by Becca Puglisi…

How Does Internal Conflict Fit into the Character’s Arc? – by Becca Puglisi…

Originally posted on Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog:
on Live Write Thrive: If you’re writing a story in which your character will need to evolve internally to achieve his goal, a cohesive and well-planned character arc will be vital to its success. This type of arc (a change arc) requires internal conflict, which…

Positive Writing Is Always Better Than The Negative – by Derek Haines…

Positive Writing Is Always Better Than The Negative – by Derek Haines…

Originally posted on Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog:
on Just Publishing Advice: Positive writing always helps you communicate better with your readers. All it takes is a few simple grammar or vocabulary changes, and it’s such an easy habit to adopt. When we speak, we can use negative sentences with facial expressions that…

How To Survive Deleting Characters #AmWriting

How To Survive Deleting Characters #AmWriting

Writing the death of a much-loved character can be demanding and can leave you emotionally wiped out. Did you know that there is another literary situation which can be just as challenging and one which can cast a nasty gloom over your writing life – deleting a character from your story. I am not talking…

Writers: How to Tell the Future – By R.W.W. (Rob) Greene…

Writers: How to Tell the Future – By R.W.W. (Rob) Greene…

Originally posted on Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog:
on Fiction University: One of science fiction’s strengths is showing future possibilities and what life might be like in them. There was a time wherein cellphones were getting steadily smaller, from the brick-sized majesty of the Motorola DynaTac (1983) to the Mobira Cityman (1987) to…

North American Vikings

North American Vikings

Originally posted on Nicholas C. Rossis:
I was just writing the other day about the 1339 monk who wrote about the discovery of America. Now, analysis of wood from timber-framed buildings in the L’Anse aux Meadows in Newfoundland shows a Norse-built settlement over 1,000 years ago – 471 years before Columbus. As the Guardian and…

The Name of this Character is Secret

Originally posted on Deborah Grant-Dudley:
The many pitfalls of naming book characters. Photo by Andrea Piacquadio on Pexels.com Readers rarely pay much attention to the names of most book characters. Names tend to fall into the category of necessary detail. But authors have to put a lot of work into making sure those details don’t…

The Importance of Commas, Meter, and Reading Aloud for the Fiction Writer – By Dario Ciriello…

The Importance of Commas, Meter, and Reading Aloud for the Fiction Writer – By Dario Ciriello…

Originally posted on Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog:
on Fiction University: I recently completed an edit for a client, Cordia Pearson, whom I’d gently persuaded to let me introduce Oxford commas into her list phrases. The reasoning for this is that using the Oxford (aka serial) comma never does any harm, and can…

Success Without Self-Promotion – By Greer Macallister…

Success Without Self-Promotion – By Greer Macallister…

Originally posted on Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog:
on Writer Unboxed: Self-promotion isn’t the most famous naughty s-word, but it can still feel like a bad word to today’s authors. I hate self-promotion, you might say. I’m so sick of talking about myself on social media.With more and more options to reach readers directly comes…

“I have read (and loved) each of the previous Nice Ink books, and this was no exception.” – Games We Play (Nice Ink Book 4) by Trish Edmisten

“I have read (and loved) each of the previous Nice Ink books, and this was no exception.” – Games We Play (Nice Ink Book 4) by Trish Edmisten

#romanceauthor #contemporary romance #romancewriter #newadultromance Everyone else can fall in love and live happily ever after, but Xavier Owens doesn’t plan on doing the same. With a successful business, plenty of friends, and no shortage of willing bed partners, he always thought he had everything he needed. The only thing missing in his life is…

The Unexpected Magic Opening Duo – Unexpected Magic (2 book series) by Best-Selling Author Samantha Jacobey

The Unexpected Magic Opening Duo – Unexpected Magic (2 book series) by Best-Selling Author Samantha Jacobey

#Paranormal ? #SweetRomance ? #Suspense ? #Thriller? The Binding (Unexpected Magic Book 1) One cursed diary will change two strangers forever… Merideth Monroe was born to a wealthy politician; luxury was her middle name. The happiest childhood, the finest schools, and landing her dream career; her future couldn’t have been brighter. She didn’t care that…

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