Fiction

5 Book Genres Authors Should Consider Writing in 2016

5 Book Genres Authors Should Consider Writing in 2016

By on Mar 13, 2017 in Fiction, Writing Tips

Popular genres come and go, but there are some genres that seem to be constantly popular. Stories of the genres we’ve mentioned in this article seem to draw readers over and over again, year after year. Remember, the readers always want more stories that belong in the genres we’ve listed, especially if the stories are completely new and original. The genres below...

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How to Write Paranormal Fiction

By on Mar 13, 2017 in Fiction, Writing Tips

A male vampire and a human girl meet at school, and their relationship continues as a complex friendship and love. Does this sound familiar? This is the story of Twilight written by Stephenie Meyer. Twilight belongs to the paranormal genre of fiction. If you wish to write paranormal fiction, then your novel must contain magic or supernatural people like vampires or...

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How to Plan a Series of Books

By on Mar 12, 2017 in Fiction, Writing Tips

Writing a series can be difficult – but it can also be the best work you will produce as a writer. Readers love reading series because there is something incredibly beautiful in joining the same set of characters on a new adventure. Publishers love series too because each installment after the first one will have a fan base. And writers love them because there is a...

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5 Things You Need to Do to Transform Your Book from Average to Bestseller

5 Things You Need to Do to Transform Your Book from Average to Bestseller

By on Feb 12, 2017 in Fiction, Writing Tips

You know as well as we do that there is not a concrete “bestseller” formula that will catapult your novel to the top of the NYT Bestseller list. The things that make a novel a bestseller are different for every book and for every author. For example, your chances of writing the next bestseller are bigger if you are: Already a bestselling author, in which case, you...

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5 Mistakes about the Timing of Events in Your Story That You Should Avoid

5 Mistakes about the Timing of Events in Your Story That You Should Avoid

By on Feb 5, 2017 in Fiction, Writing Tips

When you look at the basic structure of a scene, you get two different compounds: action that leads to disaster, and the aftermath. The aftermath is slow, compared to the action of the scene. But they are rarely balanced. The aftermath can be only a sentence after a series of activities, or a long period of reflection. The truth is, trying to control the timing of...

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How to Write Unforeseen Events in Your Novels

How to Write Unforeseen Events in Your Novels

By on Dec 26, 2016 in Fiction, Writing Tips

Unforeseen events give spice to a novel, and turn it from a tightly plotted piece into a masterpiece that will remain in the readers’ minds for years to come. Just look at your favorite books. What is it that makes them so memorable and so enjoyable that you want to reread them, over and over again? The answer is always the same. Your favorite novels have a tightly...

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