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4 Tips on Ending a Series (According to How to Train Your Dragon #3)

Menu Home Newsletter Blog Writing Prompts About  Contact Menu Home Newsletter Blog Writing Prompts About  Contact 4 Tips on Ending a Series (According to How to Train Your Dragon #3) *takes a moment* *turns on the soundtrack, Once There Were Dragons* Ok, now we’re ready. Ending a series is about as easy as juggling torches. …

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3 Reasons Authors Should Be True to Themselves

Menu Home Newsletter Writing Prompts Blog About  Contact Menu Home Newsletter Writing Prompts Blog About  Contact 3 Reasons Authors Should Be True to Themselves By Mariposa Aristeo “Be yourself” has been ingrained in our heads thanks to social media and graphic T-shirts. We all love books, movies, coffee mugs, or anything else that inspires us …

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Four Elements Every Dimensional Character Needs

Menu Home Newsletter Writing Prompts About  Contact Menu Home Newsletter Writing Prompts About  Contact 4 Elements Every Dimensional Character Needs What makes a character real? Some may say it’s their quirks. Some, their flaws. Many writers like filling out sheets upon sheets of get-to-know-you questions to discover who their character is while others like throwing …

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Ending Fail #1: Overly Long Resolutions

Menu Home Newsletter Writing Prompts About  Contact Menu Home Newsletter Writing Prompts About  Contact Ending Fail #1: Overly Long Resolutions​ Mornin’ friends! Messed-up endings can leave a massive stain on an otherwise glorious story. No matter what epicness went down in the chapters before, a bad conclusion will leave a negative impression on readers that …

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How to Make Info Dumps Work, Part 1: Making Readers Care

Menu Home Newsletter Writing Prompts About  Contact Menu Home Newsletter Writing Prompts About  Contact How to Make Info Dumps Work, Part 1: Making Readers Care Hey friends! Info dumps are gonna happen. It’s just a fact. But is extra exposition inherently bad? Info dumps have gained a lot of heat over the years, but I …

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