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What Is Story Theme?

What Is your story REALLY all about? Reedsy says on their infographic below, that Story Theme is all about driving the story from deep beneath the surface.

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How To Create A Logline

A logline conveys the dramatic story of a film or book in the most abbreviated manner possible. It's the briefest summary showing both your plot and hook to stimulate interest.

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5 Rules Every First-Time Author Needs To Know About Planning A Novel

Writing a novel is something that many writers (amateur or professional) dream of doing, but most never actually achieve.

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Psychological Thrillers That Will Mess With Your Head

Reedsy, the excellent site for writers, had this list of 23 Psychological Thrillers That Will Mess With Your Head and I had to log it somewhere so I could remember to come back and read every Psych

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Psychological Thriller Checklist For Writers

Psychological thrillers focus on the darker side of human behavior and focuses on understanding the shifts in the human mind.

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Writing A Psychological Thriller

I am writing my first Psychological Thriller and wanted to log these notes for future novels. I thought other writers of this genre may find this interesting.

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Ways To Say Dad In Different Languages

I stumbled upon this article when searching for ways to say Dad in different cultures.

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When Is The Inciting Incident In A Story Plot

Ever get confused about Plot Points and the Inciting Incident? Or understanding when the problem of the story starts sets an author straight.

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History of Sweets Through The Centuries

Historians have revealed that our sweet tooth developed as early as 8,000BC - when cavemen roamed the earth. Sweets through the ages timeline shows how treats have evolved over 10,000 years

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Facts About the Use of Honey Throughout History

If you're writing a Historical Fiction novel and need to know the history of Honey, this post will give you lots of facts about the use of honey through the historical centuries.

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The First Complete History Of Mobile Phones For Writers

Any writer looking for the exact dates for different camera phones and when they were invented will find a complete history of the camera phone in this great article.

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Free Writing Resources

Enter your details to download free chapters from my Writers' Resource Series.

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Free Writing Resources

Enter your details to download your free writing templates and infographics offered in Pimp My Fiction.

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Uniting Story Structure and Character Arc

Michael Hauge goes one step further by saying the best heroes must achieve two compelling goals: an outer journey of accomplishment; and a deeper, inner journey of transformation and fulfillment.

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12 Point Hero's Journey

Intrigued and fascinated by mythology, author Joseph Campbell studied the myths of many cultures.

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8 Point Story Arc

This all sounds extremely formulaic, but it doesn’t have to be.

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3 Acts to Your Story Structure

One good place to start is a simple 3 Act Structure where you have a beginning, middle and end with lots of plot points within each act.

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Structure Your Novel

Plotting and structuring a novel is like driving a car without driving lessons. Or like building a skyscraper on a shed’s foundations.

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Decide Your Novel Length

Writers planning a new novel have a standard formula they use and they go straight to their story structure model and get started.

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Anyone writing a historical fiction novel that features a library and wants to find some fun facts along with some interesting concepts, such as a library of witches books that Hitler kept, take a

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Mind-Blogging Story Structure

This image looks like a child has scribbled all over their parent's story structure, but it's not. It is in fact the 6 emotional story arcs that dominate fiction.

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Story Structure Humour

When planning your story structure becomes mind-boggling, here's a bit of humour on the anatomy of story structure for writers of all genre fiction.

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World War Two Timeline

Anyone writing Historical Fiction set in WW2 will at some stage need to research or recap on the world war timeline to be sure their dates are all accurate.

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In my latest historical thriller, Elixa, I wanted to add a scene where my character has a sword fight.

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Lighting in the Victorian Home

Anyone writing Historical Fiction will need to research what lighting was around in the historical period of their story.

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Excel Worksheets For Writers

If you haven't come across Jami Gold in your writing career, you probably haven't needed to know anything about story structure, story beats and how to master these creative writing techniques for

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Breaking Down Story Structure

I have always used and preferred Michael Hauge's story structure, simply because it comes naturally to me while writing.

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How Women Lived In Harems

While researching and writing my historical thriller, The Luna Legacy, which features The Alhambra Palace before Queen Isabella and King Ferdinand took it over in 1492, I wanted to see how women li

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Writing a Psychopathic Character

What do writers need to know when they start Writing a Psychopathic Character?

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Write Villains Readers Love to Hate

All writers want to write memorable and believable villains that readers love to hate. But how do you create a remarkable villain with depth and believability?

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