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148 results for - who-tells-the-story

  1. 1

    Writing fiction

    How to write a short story in 10 steps – with examples

    15th December 2020

    ...started writing about it till a story came. Sometimes – often in my case – it’s a bit of anecdotal autobiography. My story ‘Plane-spotting‘ was inspired by reading a story...

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    Children’s fiction

    How To Write A Children’s Book: All You Need To Know

    13th November 2020

    ...hand and pull them immediately into the action. Don’t start a story with a scene that has nothing to do with the rest of the story. Alternatively, don’t go the...

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    Writing fiction

    Write your Novel with the Snowflake Method (Simple Example)

    16th December 2020

    ...paragraph description of the story, to a one page / four paragraph description of the story / then onto a full four page description of the story. Something similar applies...

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    Writing fiction

    10 Great Examples Of How To Begin A Short Story

    2nd November 2020

    by Dan Brotzel In this article, author Dan Brotzel shares 10 examples of how to create a perfect opening for your short story. In a short story, where a whole...

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    Writing fiction

    How to chart your plot mountain or plot diagram

    14th November 2020

    ...a story arc – a plot mountain – to engage readers, to build tension and excitement. Here’s what you need to know. Use A Plot Diagram For Story Momentum A...

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    Writing fiction

    Outline your novel fast, easily and well with this simple story template

    10th November 2020

    ...story action that you DO know about, which doesn’t fit neatly into the above plot structure. So if you were Jane Austen, and had a good handle on your story,...

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    Writing fiction

    Protagonists And Antagonists

    18th March 2021

    ...story arc are mostly blocked by the antagonist in the plot ‘til towards the end, making the story arc, an uphill battle, and for reasons which make sense to the opposition figure and...

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    Writing fiction

    Character Arcs: What They Are And How To Create Them – With Template

    18th March 2021

    ...compelling fiction, even if they’re played out on a smaller scale in a short story, but certainly when writing a novel.  They play a central role in not only establishing...

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    Agents

    Literary agents for paranormal romances

    20th November 2020

    ...called them sub-plots, but you can call them story strands, or story elements, or anything that feels right to you.) Subplot 1 Jane Bennet (Lizzy’s caring sister) and Mr Bingley...

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    Writing fiction

    The unreliable narrator: All you need to know

    20th November 2020

    ...any genre, as the many thousands of readers who enjoyed romantic suspense The Man Who Didn’t Call by Rosie Walsh can testify.  An unreliable narrator usually tells the story in first person,...

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    Writing fiction

    How to Plot a Novel (Using our Easy Plot Template Technique)

    16th December 2020

    ...had a great idea for a story about a prideful guy and a charming but somewhat prejudiced girl. Your story outline might look something like this: Character Elizabeth (Lizzy) Bennet,...

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    Agents

    Literary Agents For Paranormal Romances

    16th December 2020

    ...had a great idea for a story about a prideful guy and a charming but somewhat prejudiced girl. Your story outline might look something like this: Character Elizabeth (Lizzy) Bennet,...

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    Writing fiction

    Ideas for Writing a Book (and How to Develop Them)

    18th December 2020

    ...one area of the story (say, settings), you’ll find that other parts (say, your antagonist) suddenly flash into view. Each part of the story illuminates and supports the others. How...

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    Writing fiction

    Ideas for Writing a Book (and How to Develop Them)

    11th November 2020

    ...one area of the story (say, settings), you’ll find that other parts (say, your antagonist) suddenly flash into view. Each part of the story illuminates and supports the others. THE...

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    Writing fiction

    99 Quotes About Writing by the World’s Greatest Writers

    17th November 2020

    ...writer can impose control; It’s just a really shitty idea. Writing controlled fiction is called “plotting.” Buckling your seatbelt and letting the story take over, however… that is called “storytelling.” Storytelling is...

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    Editors choice

    How to create a great inciting incident

    13th November 2020

    ...10-15% of elapsed story time, certainly within the first quarter of the story. But that does not have to be, because your story – its genre and tone – will...

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    Screenwriting

    Screenwriting: Structure

    26th November 2020

    ...means is the way your story unfolds. Think of it not as some rigid template you have to squeeze your story into, but the way the emotional needs and actions...

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    Writing fiction

    The Power of Story and Discourse

    23rd November 2020

    ...shouted’ is story; ‘he was angry’ is not. However, the story often forms only a small part of the text. The rest is made up of ‘discourses’: the unspoken conversations...

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    Non-fiction

    How to write a memoir

    5th January 2021

    ...Life Story If you’ve come through to this page, you’ve perhaps been through challenging times and have a story to tell. As far as publishing that story goes, there’s good...

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    Writing fiction

    How to write a plot outline for a novel (with examples)

    10th November 2020

    ...your character decides to accept the adventure being offered and launches off into the guts of your story itself.  B story. A really good tip this. Very often, there’ll be some secondary story...

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    Self-publishing

    How to self-publish your book on Amazon Kindle Direct (KDP)

    17th December 2020

    ...links passes the reader to a page on your website that handles that story-for-email exchange. The reader gets your free story. You get a way to contact them in the...

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    Writing fiction

    How to plan a novel

    13th November 2020

    ...friends – and much more! Join Our Community What Is Your Story? You need a rough sense of the overall shape of your story. We’ll talk about this more in...

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    Writing fiction

    How long should a chapter be?

    12th November 2020

    ...To Figure Out What Chapter Length Is Right For You In truth, you won’t really choose your chapter lengths. You’ll write your story, and your story will insert its own...

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    Writing fiction

    How To Start Writing A Novel: 10 Things To Do Right Away

    17th December 2020

    ...story you’ve just told yourself. That means checking your story, checking your characters, checking your writing style. Then doing all those things again. You’ll find new issues, new niggles every...

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    Writing fiction

    Character Development – And The Ultimate Character Bio

    11th November 2020

    ...childhood that shaped this person in a way relevant to your book’s story? What about more recent backstory? Their move to Arkansas, joining the army, their first girl/boyfriend? Sketch those...

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    Writing fiction

    Opening Lines For A Story (Great, Effective & Bad Examples)

    5th January 2021

    ...a story set in Wales, where the presence of rain hardly merits much discussion? I don’t think so. The fact is that the process of hooking a reader usually takes...

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    Writing fiction

    Character and characterisation in novels: techniques, examples and exercises

    4th January 2021

    ...of the book The story your character plunges into The way your character develops through the course of that story So for one hyper-simple example, you might have: Harry Potter...

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    Self-publishing

    Write Amazon Book Descriptions That Sell (Examples & Template)

    11th November 2020

    ...one. For fiction, your mini-story should run to about 75-100 words. Non-fictioneers can (and probably should) go long. Climax / call to action. If your main content is a mini-story,...

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    Success stories

    The Rewriter’s Journey by John David Mann

    27th November 2020

    ...idea, trust that your story is the most fantastic and amazing and compelling story that has come around in years, that the world needs and wants your story. Have unshakable faith in...

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    Writing fiction

    Points of View in Fiction Writing (with Plenty of Examples)

    4th January 2021

    What is first person? What’s third person? What’s all this about limited vs omniscient…? How you narrate a story – or what points of view you choose when writing fiction...

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    Writing fiction

    7 top tips for writing gripping thrillers

    14th November 2020

    ...they are absolutely vital and can make or break a story.  Irrespective of gender, if your main player lacks the tenacity and determination to crack the code or conspiracy, locate the...

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    Agents

    Literary agents for women’s fiction

    16th December 2020

    ...– and it needs to do its job, of convincing an agent that your story sounds exciting. That’s not actually hard to achieve, and this post will tell you exactly...

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    Agents

    How to write a novel synopsis (with an example)

    16th December 2020

    ...– and it needs to do its job, of convincing an agent that your story sounds exciting. That’s not actually hard to achieve, and this post will tell you exactly...

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    Writing fiction

    6 tips for writing really bad villains

    4th January 2021

    ...Guys And Villains Why do villains matter to fiction?  Answering this involves taking this question right back to ask ourselves: what is a story? The crux of a story is concerned...

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    Writing fiction

    How to write seven basic plots

    11th November 2020

    ...very early stage in planning, read up on how to have story ideas. Remember, you can mess around a little, too. No story will ever fit only one plotline, there may...

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    Writing fiction

    15 Common Novel Writing Mistakes (Beginner Writers Beware!)

    11th November 2020

    ...creaky plot. A book for adults that features the life history of the author’s parrot. A sad story about a woman’s not-very-terrible mid-life crisis that ends with her deciding to...

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    Writing fiction

    What Makes a Great Villain – Build Your Own Bad Guy

    13th November 2020

    ...this question right back to ask ourselves: what is a story? The crux of a story is concerned with how the main character changes, or fails to change, over time, in...

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    Writing fiction

    How to write beginnings, middles and ends

    17th November 2020

    This meditation on story structure in the novel comes from William Kowalski, author of Eddie’s Bastard, The Hundred Hearts and other novels. The excerpt is taken from his ebook/PDF, Writing for First Time...

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    Writing fiction

    How to fix your plot problems

    17th November 2020

    ...You’ve been there. I’ve been there. We’ve all been there: the one-third slump, when a manuscript runs out of steam maybe thirty-thousand words in. Something about the story simply isn’t working. So...

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    Writing fiction

    How To Write a Great Opening Sentence for your Novel

    11th November 2020

    ...a story set in Wales, where the presence of rain hardly merits much discussion? I don’t think so. The fact is that the process of hooking a reader usually takes...

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    Agents

    Harry Bingham’s 45 Tips To Help You Find Your Literary Agent

    20th November 2020

    ...30. Tell the story A synopsis tells the story of your novel. That’s all it does. You’re not pitching the novel. You’re not writing a cover blurb. You’re just telling...

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    Writing fiction

    Nanowrimo: How To Write A Novel In 30 Days

    18th March 2021

    ...like the pressure of a deadline to get you writing. If you get stuck, you can skip to the next scene, or change your story completely, or even throw in...

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    Coffee and cake

    Writers in conversation: Steve Cavanagh and Luca Veste

    15th December 2020

    ...Luca – I’m endlessly fascinated by the story of a writer’s journey. I started out quite late – I thought – with my own writing career. I didn’t write stories or...

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    Screenwriting

    Screenwriting: Writing your characters

    16th November 2020

    ...– is to arouse, provoke, intrigue, disturb, excite, and exhilarate them. Emotional pull is what powers the story. It’s what forces your characters to do what they do, when they...

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    Writing fiction

    Show, Don’t Tell

    10th November 2020

    ...an extended chunk of ‘showing’ here because quoting at length makes a few further points very clear. As well as everything we’ve said so far, Showing: Is dramatic – it’s story told...

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    Self-publishing

    How to self-publish an e-book and why you ought to do it

    20th November 2020

    We’re storytellers, so I’ll start out with a story. The story is true, and has been life-changing for me (it’s Harry Bingham writing). Follow some of the advice in this...

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    Writing fiction

    The Omniscient Narrator: All You Need to Know

    17th November 2020

    In this article, guest author, Philip Womack, discusses the omniscient narrator. When you sit down to write, with that all-important, all-consuming story bursting to get out of your mind and...

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    Writing fiction

    How To Write Descriptions And Create A Sense Of Place

    18th December 2020

    Your first job as a storyteller is a simple one, and a crucial one. You have to get your passengers into your train – your readers into your story. Only...

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    Writing fiction

    How Many Words Are There In A Novel?

    10th November 2020

    ...quality and storytelling is remorselessly excellent. (Also, don’t trust any source on the internet which tells you that such stories are unsaleable. They’re just not. My own first novel was...

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    Writing fiction

    How To Write Erotica – And A Damn Fine Sex Scene

    10th November 2020

    ...suspense-driven story (Will the heroine succeed or not?) matches up perfectly with the will-they/won’t-they quality of the romantic/erotic dance. That said, your story can be relatively simple – and relatively...

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