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Paula Wynne is author of The Grotto's Secret and The Sacred Symbol. Join Paula's VIP mailing list to receive the latest news about upcoming releases and special offers just for subscribers! http://eepurl.com/byjPVT

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The Time Traveller's Guide to Medieval England: A Handbook for Visitors to the Fourteenth Century

If there is one book you need to buy for writing a historical fiction novel set in medieval times, it's this one!

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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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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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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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Pimp My Fiction - How to write a novel

This 40,000+word is a full collection of the best writing resource guides to teach you how to write a novel! Save money before buying writing books that may not be what your novel requires.

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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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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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Use Calibre For Getting Book Reviews

Has anyone used Calibre? I'm a bit slow on this and only just discovered if after paying for someone to do this for me! I tried it out and wow - it did an epub in minutes.

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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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The Online Etymology Dictionary is an absolute must for Historical Fictions writers.

For new writers who may not have heard this before, Dictionary explains Etymology as:

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Anonymous (not verified) Great advice, thank you.
Mary Lee (not verified) This is a great resource, thank you for sharing it.
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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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Writing Fight Scenes

In Rayne Halls eBook, How to Write Fight Scenes, she gives you a template to write your fight scenes.

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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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