Rissa Gaskalla

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How to Craft a Page-Turning Plot

Anyone who knows me knows that I’m a hard core plotter. I have outlines and spreadsheets. I cover tabletops with color-coded Post It notes with …

Writing

9 Practical Tricks for Writing Your First Novel

Whether you’re writing your first novel or are struggling with completing a second one (or more), sometimes you need some help focusing and figuring …

100 Writing Practice Lessons & Exercises

by Joe BuntingWant to become a better writer? Perhaps you want to write novels, or maybe you just want to get better grades in your essay writing …

7 Tips for Storytelling That Dazzles Audiences

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>After finally asking the young lady for a date, the nervous young man asked his father how to avoid moments of awkward silence.<p>His father quickly responded, “Son, when it comes to conversation, all you have to remember are three things: …

How to write a novel: Story beginnings, middles and ends

We all know that stories have a beginning, a middle and an end, but as writers, it can be surprisingly easy to skimp on one or all of these sections. …

Improve Your Writing Through the Power of Observation

Athletes practice. Musicians practice. As a writer, you need to do the same. Whether you havedreams of writing a novel, a memoir, or a collection of …

12 Commandments for a Happy Life and Soul

<b>1. Choose happiness. Radiate it.</b><p>Happiness is a choice and an energy you can cultivate on a daily basis. Do your best to live in high vibration energy like love, peace, fun and joy -- for your own wellbeing and fulfillment, and for the positive ripple effect it has on those around you and the entire …