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The Hugo Awards 2024 Controversy

The Hugo Awards 2024 Controversy

The recent Hugo Awards controversy has sparked a fiery debate within the science fiction and fantasy community, and for good...
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Descriptive Adjectives

Descriptive Adjectives

Sometimes your writing needs a little extra sparkle, and descriptive adjectives can help with that. When used effectively, they can...
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Best Enemies to Lovers Books

Best Enemies to Lovers Books

Are you a sucker for a good enemies-to-lovers book? If you're looking for your next read, look no further! This...
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Best Books on Creative Writing

Best Books on Creative Writing

Whether you're an experienced writer or a beginner, there's always something new to discover about creativity and storytelling. That's where...
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10 Creative Writing Exercises to Progress Your Story

10 Creative Writing Exercises to Progress Your Story

Whether you're a plotter or a pantser, we all know what it feels like to lose motivation. Or perhaps you're...
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25 Dystopian Novels to Read in 2024

25 Dystopian Novels to Read in 2024

We are diving deep into the intriguing, thought-provoking and (very often) chilling realms of dystopian novels. Now, if you're like...
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The Best Opening Lines in YA Books

The Best Opening Lines in YA Books

What makes a great opening line in YA fiction? A good opening line sets up a good book. It can...
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What’s an Epilogue? Definition & Examples

What’s an Epilogue? Definition & Examples

Epilogue Definition & Examples As writers, we all know the importance of an introduction and a conclusion. But what about...
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How to Write a Great Villain

How to Write a Great Villain

Writing a Compelling Villain A well-rounded, convincing villain can make or break your narrative. They're the counterweight to your hero,...
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20+ Gifts for Writers: Holiday Gifting Guide

20+ Gifts for Writers: Holiday Gifting Guide

Gift ideas for writers Whether it's their birthday, Christmas or another holiday, you'll find the ideal present for the author...
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So Long, Farewell: Best Last Lines in Books

So Long, Farewell: Best Last Lines in Books

Unforgettable last words The best endings can pack a punch, whether the last lines are thought-provoking or masterfully tie off...
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20 of the Greatest Novels of All Time

20 of the Greatest Novels of All Time

Looking for a great book to devour? I've got you covered. Here, I've compiled some of the best novels I've...
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Beautiful Sentences in Fiction

Beautiful Sentences in Fiction

What makes a sentence beautiful? Is it word choice, style or content? Is it all three of these things? Can...
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Show, Don’t Tell: Tips for Crafting Compelling Writing

Show, Don’t Tell: Tips for Crafting Compelling Writing

Show, don't tell is an approach to writing that involves capturing action and sensory details rather than just communicating exposition....
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July Writing Competitions 2023

July Writing Competitions 2023

Participating in writing competitions can be an inspiring, empowering and motivating experience, whether you're a seasoned wordsmith looking for new...
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How Many Words Are in a Novel?

How Many Words Are in a Novel?

Novels come in all shapes and sizes. If you're an avid reader, you've probably come across books that are hundreds...
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How to Write Dialogue: Tips & Examples

How to Write Dialogue: Tips & Examples

Great dialogue can drive the story forward, heighten tension and emotionally charge the scene. But writing dialogue can be challenging—especially...
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How to Start a Novel

How to Start a Novel

Are you struggling to start your story? Or maybe you've jotted down some words on the page but aren't sure...
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How to Write an Attention-Grabbing Book Title

How to Write an Attention-Grabbing Book Title

Writing a book is a huge accomplishment, and it deserves a great title. In fact, a catchy and memorable book...
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The Bath Novel Award 2021

The Bath Novel Award 2021

Writers are invited to enter The Bath Novel Award 2021 by 31st May for their chance to win manuscript feedback,...
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