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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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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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Emotional Wound Thesaurus

If you're serious about your writing and thus focused on creating fictional characters that sparkle and leap off the page and leave your readers wanting to read more of your books, then you will be

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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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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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Swearing For Writers

To swear or not to swear ...that is often a dilemma for writers. Will you lose your die-hard readers if your characters swear?

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A Comparison of Seven Story Structure Models

Many writers get completely bogged down with story structure. There are so many different formulas and models in the writing world so its easy to see how that can happen.

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