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Need help with characters that may seem controversial and too generic

I’m writing a plot based on characters that have all sorts of super powers and fighting skills but I want them to stand out well enough so they are not received as boring and generic and neither be viewed as stereotypical or offensive...

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Any good advice helps

Alright, so I’m new to posting on this forum. And Any forum really. I recently began writing what I’m calling a graphic novel. I’ve always enjoyed writing in some form but recently I started this, got creative and think I wanna try an...

How to Fall in Love with the Writing Process: 6 Questions to Hone Your Creative Workflow

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Each January, we help writer’s launch and achieve their novel writing goals in our annual Virtual Conference for Novelists. This year’s event, running January 25-27, features six award-winning and best-selling authors who will share t...

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Jane Binns discusses the difficulty some memoir writers experience about publishing deeply personal life events and emotions. Do you have a story burning inside, begging to be written, but are afraid of what others will think? I lived throu...

How to Set Wildly Ambitious Writing Goals—and Accomplish All of Them

What do my writing goals for 2019 look like? Big. Hairy. … and wildly ambitious. When I outlined my goals, my wife said: “Are you sure? That seems like too much.” Any other year, she would have been right. But not this year… because...

Novel Writing from A to Z: The Alphabetical Elements of Writing Fiction

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How to Crowdfund Your Writing With Patreon

Patreon offers creatives a more sustainable model for crowdfunding—ongoing micro-payments from interested benefactors. Many writers dream of quitting their day jobs and becoming full-time freelancers. And while that is achievable, it’s ...

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There’s more overlap than you might expect between legal profession and the skills required to become a writer. Author Reyna Marder Gentin discusses the lessons she learned practicing law that she’s been able to apply in her writing. Af...

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