storytelling techniques

  • Boost your writing productivity!

    “Discover the secret to unlocking your writing potential with the Pomodoro Technique and the Zeigarnik Effect. Learn how to conquer procrastination, stay focused, and boost creativity by breaking your writing sessions into manageable intervals and deliberately leaving tasks unfinished. Elevate your productivity and motivation in the world of words!”

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  • Captivating Novel Introductions: Writing the Perfect Opening Line!

    “Unlock the secrets to crafting the perfect opening line for your novel with our guide. Learn from timeless examples in literature and discover how to captivate readers from the very first sentence. Dive into the art of intrigue, atmosphere, and emotion to create an opening that leaves a lasting impression. Your journey to writing a…

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  • Alittum

    Born: Eshnunna, 1774 BCE Position: Priestess of Ishtar Family: Niece of Muna, High Priestess of Ishtar Young life As an only child, Alittum was devoted to her parents. She grew up in a relatively poor part of Eshnunna, near the river, though her family were never close to starvation. This was largely due to aunt…

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  • Does Historical Fiction Need to Educate?

    Introduction Authors of historical fiction have the unique ability to transport us to different eras, making history come alive in ways that textbooks and documentaries often cannot. However, as the popularity of historical fiction grows, so does the debate surrounding the ethical responsibilities of authors in educating their readers versus taking creative liberties with historical…

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  • How to Avoid Info Dumps in Your Novel

    In this article, I’ll explore how to avoid info dumps and keep your readers hooked from start to finish.

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  • Writing dialogue with accents

    Introduction Crafting dialogue with accents can be a powerful tool to bring your characters to life, but it can also be challenging to strike the right balance. In this article, I’ll explore some valuable tips and techniques for novelists to write dialogue while maintaining readability and avoiding stereotypes. Study authentic speech patterns To write convincing…

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  • Boost your daily word count

    Introduction In this article, I’m going to share 10 tips I found that can boost your daily word count as a writer. I can’t say I have incorporated all of them, but some of these definitely helped me with Son of Babylon! 1. Set clear goals One of the fundamental keys to writing more words…

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  • Writing thrilling fight scenes in novels

    Introduction When crafting a compelling novel, fight scenes play a pivotal role in adding excitement and suspense to your story. However, writing them effectively can be challenging. In this article, I will share some invaluable tips for perfecting your fight scenes, ensuring they captivate readers and keep them on the edge of their seats. Establish…

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  • Choosing the right novel structure

    Introduction When it comes to writing a novel, there’s no one-size-fits-all approach. Choosing the right novel structure can have a profound impact on how your readers experience your story. In this article, I will explore some of the different ways to structure a novel, along with their benefits and drawbacks. Linear Structure Benefits: Simplicity: The…

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  • Why study body language?

    The physical cues we give our characters when we want to show their emotions can be an incredibly powerful tool to engage the reader. These cues, whether subtle or overt, play a pivotal role in engaging the reader’s imagination and heart. They foster an immersive reading experience that lingers long after the last page is…

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