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How to Evoke Character Emotion in Every Scene

During this Writing Workshop, How to Evoke Character Emotion in Every Scene, you will learn that emotion is the thread that binds readers to your characters’ experience.

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Secrets To Creating A Dynamic Character Arc

During this Writing Workshop, Secrets To Creating A Dynamic Character Arc, you will learn that the secret to a successful story is NOT the plot. It's the character in your plot.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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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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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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'The best verbs create pictures in your reader’s mind and sound like what they mean' Jessica Page Morrell

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When I wrote a post on why we humans loved to be scared, I realised that millions of people don't like reading thrillers becau

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During the writing of my historical conspiracy thriller I knew that I wanted to create suspense for my r

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When I was little my darling Mom always took us to new movies. I remember one time we went along and my sisters wanted to see a scary film.

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In all the craft of writing books I have read and reviewed on my writing blog, U Self-Publish, I gain so much knowledge and understanding of what makes an excellent novel.

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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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