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Writing Excellent Exposition and Avoiding the Dreaded Info Dump

The Key to Great Exposition Have you ever asked someone what should have been a quick question, only to have them ramble on and on until you wished you’d never opened your mouth? Annoying, right? If you’re not careful, your story can end up making your readers feel that way, too. If your story piles on too much information too …

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Writing Dialogue -The Ultimate Guide

Introduction Writing dialogue can be very frustrating. We spend our lives listening to people talk, so new writers often assume that dialogue should be the easiest thing to write. Not so! Writing dialogue that feels natural and motivated is a real skill that takes time to develop. The first step is understanding this simple secret: If your characters sound like …

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The Ultimate Guide to Writing Character Flaws

Introduction: Character flaws are vital to fiction Do you want to be Victor Frankenstein? You don’t need to go to med school or dig up your local graveyards. The secret to creating life is simple: writing flawed and imperfect characters. Character flaws are the most effective way of creating fictional characters that act like real human beings. There is nothing …

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