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Novel settings: 7 tips to get setting description right

Setting is the time and place that forms the backdrop for your story. Good novel settings require imaginative and vivid description. Immerse your …

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Rediscovering the joy of writing

Writing is almost always a labour of love, but sometimes that love falters. When you begin to forget what you ever enjoyed about writing in the first …

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Getting better all the time: simple ways to hone your craft

Writers may sometimes feel overwhelmed by the many aspects of fiction they must attend to when learning to write. As you hone your craft, aspects …

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Common pantser writing challenges (and how to solve them)

Are you a plotter or pantser? Pantsers write without planning while plotters prepare beforehand with extensive outlines. Both types of writing have …

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Plot Outline Creation - 7 Methods

You’ve possibly been told many times to outline your book, but perhaps not <i>how</i> to create a plot outline. These seven ways to write a story outline …

Elements of setting: How to create a vivid world

The elements of setting – time, place, mood, social and cultural context – are what help to make a novel feel real and alive. If your setting is …

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Letter to Beginning Writers

Beginning writers are at the start of an exciting journey, and it may be one that lasts a lifetime. With that in mind, here is some advice for …

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6 Story Conflicts Possible in Your Book

Conflict is at the heart of all stories. These are six of the story conflicts possible in your book:<p>But first, what are story conflicts?<p>A conflict in …

88 quotes to help you finish your novel

Writing a novel through the Now Novel system makes it easy to structure your work and keep track of where you are in telling your story, yet even …

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