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30 September 2019

To ForeShadow or Not to Foreshadow
Not every plot point in your story needs to be hinted at over the course of your story. If you do, you run the risk of flooding your book with more hints than your readers will be able to navigate.
So, how do you ...

23 September 2019

THE BEST NOVELS—THE STORIES ENSHRINED FOREVER ON OUR BOOKSHELVES—ARE THE ONES THAT FEEL TRULY MAGICAL.
If you’re hoping to create this same effect in your own novel, keep these four methods in mind…
1) Leave Some Mysteries Unanswered
When ...

16 September 2019

Streamlining your writing process is useful. Whether you’re gearing up for a novel-writing challenge such as NaNoWriMo, or simply have a personal deadline. Here are 10 tips for writing a novel in a month:
 

Make preparations, even if ...

08 September 2019

Fiction Prompts

Write about a character who has just met someone new and quickly falls in love. Their new partner has a lot in common with the main character. The only catch? The significant other is the main character’s imaginary friend ...

25 August 2019

What is a writer’s notebook?
It is where a writer can keep all of his ideas, prompts, random stories, and other inspirational content. In other words, it’s a place to keep your inspiration (loosely) organized.
 
WHAT TO INCLUDE IN YOUR ...

17 August 2019

One of the biggest reasons J. K. Rowling turned the fans of her Harry Potter series into fanatics were—besides from the exceptional characters and rich world building—the clues and hidden secrets that were sprinkled through each book. These things ...

12 August 2019

The Importance of Myths

Myths are the first stories ever told. The kind that was told around the fire to entertain and teach children to distinguish right from wrong — but most importantly, they were told because we needed to make sense of the ...

05 August 2019

7 incredibly beautiful libraries, which make fall in love with even those who are indifferent to reading.

 

1. Library of Strahov Monastery in Prague, founded in XII century

The library of the monastery is a unique and valuable of the ...

29 July 2019

This term is known from the remarkable book by A. Mitta “Cinema between heaven and hell”. In it, the author makes an interesting observation: the plots of the overwhelming majority of world masterpieces (cinema, literature and dramaturgy) are built ...

22 July 2019

It’s no secret that bright and colourful characters are able to pull practically any, even the weakest story, while the cardboard characters were never loved nor readers, nor even more critics. Therefore, it is very important to do, "carefully ...