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The Emotional Craft of Fiction: How to Write with Emotional Power, Develop Achingly Real Characters, Move Your Readers, and Create Riveting Moral Stakes

Whenever I go away I always take a writing guide with me to read.

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1000 Strong Verbs for  Fiction  Writers

While writing a scene this morning I was about to have my character 'walk' when I remembered I had a copy of Valerie Howard's 1000 Strong Verbs for  Fiction  Writers.

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45 Master Characters

45 Master Characters By Victoria Lynn Schmidt is one of the best books on creating characters. It is my go-to writers resource when I start planning and plotting a new novel.

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A~Z Writers’ Character Quirks

A~Z Writers’ Character Quirks: A~ Z of Behaviours, Foibles, Habits, Mannerisms & Quirks for Writers’ to Create Fictional Charac

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Character Reactions from Head to Toe

Your characters should not be 'talking heads', in other words fictional characters that just nod and sigh. If they are, you will not engage your readers in the character's fictional life.

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The Ultimate Hero's Journey: 195 Essential Plot Stages Found in the Best Novels & Movies

What do STAR WARS, HARRY POTTER, and RED RIDING HOOD have all in common? Not one, not ten, but 195 things.

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The Emotion Thesaurus: A Writer's Guide to Character Expression

As an aspiring novelist you need to ensure your reader can relate to your character. Your reader needs to know the depth of emotion being experienced.

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Oxford Dictionary Of Modern Slang

Drawing on the unique resources of the Oxford English Dictionary and offering coverage of over 6,000 slang words and expressions from the Cockney 'abaht' to the American term 'zowie', this is the m

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Breathing Life Into Your Characters

No matter the genre, your characters must be realistic and credible in order for your fiction to work. We know that for a hard-core fact.

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Marc McCutcheon's Building Believable Characters

Think of Scarlett O’ Hara from Gone With The Wind or Scout Finch from To Kill A Mockingbird. They never ever lived and they’ll never die.

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Gloria Kempton in her book called Dialogue

When creating dialogue for your characters Gloria Kempton in her book called Dialogue, tells aspiring novelists how to set the pace with dialogue, how to inject emotion into characters' dialogue an

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A Writer's Guide to the Zodiac

A Writer's Guide to the Zodiac: How the Stars Can Help You Understand Your Characters. This book is a MUST for all authors, novelists, writers, aspiring writers and self published writers!

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Bullies, Bitches and Bastards by Jessica Page Morrell

Create good 'Baddies' when you start building fictional characters for your novel with agro bullies, nasty bastards and dangerous bitches.

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Why Men Love Bitches

If you’re aiming to write the next 50 Shades of Grey here's three little sneaky books that will help you on your journey.

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