Harnessing the forces of nature to make a badarse story

Harnessing the forces of nature to make a badarse story (Using weather and natural occurrences in your writing) Today I’m going to provide you with tips on how you can utilize weather or other forces of nature in your story. Why? Because through years of reading and writing I gradually I connected the dots on …

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I’m self-publishing…AND I’M SCARED! -A.T.

I’m self-publishing...AND I’M SCARED! -Avis Thoughts #6 (aka. I’m going to become an indie author and I’m terrified but also very excited.) Okay, “scared” might be too broad of a term, let’s just say I’m a tad nervous. Some may even say queasy. Why? I decided a while back I’m not going to publish my …

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Can endings ruin entire novels?-Avis Thoughts #5

Avis Thoughts #5 Can endings ruin entire novels? Note: Writers, please read this to the end and don’t panic over nailing your story ending. Thank you :’) The ending, it's the final few pages that will determine the fate of characters you either despised, loved, and/or rooted for. As the readers near the final few pages …

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5 MORE Effective Ways to Foreshadow (with plenty of examples)

5 MORE Effective Ways to Foreshadow (with plenty of examples) Foreshadowing, I’d argue is one of the most essential tools in a writer’s tool belt, right next to screwdriver of imagery, the wrench of characterization, and the hammer of pacing. This tool can be very useful or downright essential when it comes to writing fiction, …

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Midpoint Fatigue- Handling a meandering middle in your story

Midpoint Fatigue Handling a meandering middle in your story When I use the term “midpoint fatigue,” I’m referring to when your story starts to drag, meander, or get too dull in the middle act. This is basically when you start to lose the retention of your readers and people start to skim past pages and …

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