How to Create an Epic Character for your novel: this infographic lays out nine foundation blocks to help you get to know your character on an entirely new level.  Make sure to check out the workbook by clicking the pin if you want to delve into your character development in more detail! // Something Delicious

How to Create an Epic Character for your novel: this infographic lays out nine foundation blocks to help you get to know your character on an entirely new level. Make sure to check out the workbook by clicking the pin if you want to delve into your charac

Jung's 12 character archetypes: Plan your characters.

Character Archetypes: Enriching your Novel's Cast

12 Unusual Productivity Hacks to Help You Write Faster | Inc.com

12 Unusual Productivity Hacks to Help You Write Faster

Other things to say instead of “said” | ELA in the middle

Other things to say instead of “said”

When I started writing creative nonfiction/memoir, the issue of dialogue tags rose its nasty little head early on. I’d never given them much thought in fiction writing, and they don’t e…

Conflict – the foundation of every novel bled onto the page. Without it, your book flatlines harder than the grim reaper. No self-respecting book doctor will even attempt to resuscitate it. A…

10 Things Every Writers Needs To Know About Conflict

Conflict – the foundation of every novel bled onto the page. Without it, your book flatlines harder than the grim reaper. No self-respecting book doctor will even attempt to resuscitate it. A… (Get Him Back Writing Prompts)

Writing infographic: 6 key ingredients of series.

How to Write a Book Series - 10 Tips for Success

Replace the Word 'Very' with One of These 128 Modifiers | Mental Floss                                                                                                                                                                                 More

Replace the Word Very with One of These 128 Modifiers

How to Outline While Balancing Plot and Character Infographic

It's impossible to figure out how to outline any one aspect of your story in isolation. Instead, learn 3 ways to "bob and weave" from one to the next. Balancing Plot and Character

9 Surprising Reasons You Need 20 Characters to Start a Book  If you think you have nothing to write about in your novel’s first chapter, think again: you have 20 people to introduce, and fast!  Harry Potter and The Hunger Games each introduce 19 characters in their first chapter, and Twilight introduces a whopping 24.

20 Characters You Need to Start A Novel

If you think you have nothing to write about in your novel’s first chapter, think again: you have 20 people to introduce, and fast! Harry Potter and The Hunger Games each introduce 19 characters in their first chapter, and Twilight introduces a whopping

Top Tips for Writing Female Villains from 13 Steps To Evil - How To Craft A Superbad Villain

13 Steps To Evil – How To Craft Superbad Villains Is HERE!

Top Tips for Writing Female Villains from 13 Steps To Evil - How To Craft A Superbad Villain

A novel in one year - a breakdown by tasks / weeks. How to write a novel

A novel in one year - a breakdown by tasks / weeks. How to write a novel in a year. A step-by-step visual breakout.

Writing Tips For The First Five Pages

How do you fuck up the first sentence? That's my question. Eleven Requirements For The First Pages of Your Bestseller by Katharine Grubb, 10 Minute Novelist

I like this as a general guide to novel structure. However many resources I've read warn against getting too locked into a single script or pattern like this. Sometimes you need to save the climax for the last two pages, and sometimes you need the action to start on the first page (and fill in 'setup' stuff later).

Ignoring the *ahem* interesting background pic, this is a nice diagram. Still, want to be careful not to get too locked into a set structure.

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