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Although it is said that you can’t judge a book by its cover, most of us would have to admit we have been attracted to or put off a book by its title. A good title is essential for your novel, but how do you choose the right one?

For a lucky few works or …

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Titles that sing

      Although it is said that you can’t judge a book by its cover, most of us would have to admit we have been attracted to or put off a book by its title. A good title is essential for your novel, but how do you choose the right one? For a lucky few works or …

New Post has been published on http://www.nownovel.com/blog/rise-book-blog-tours/The Rise of Book Blog Tours 

 

 

Nobody can dispute the power of social media. The digital age is well and truly upon us, and anyone who digs their heels in and clings to the old ways will be left “holding the bag”. But where to start? Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, Tumblr…the list is end …

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The Rise of Book Blog Tours

    Nobody can dispute the power of social media. The digital age is well and truly upon us, and anyone who digs their heels in and clings to the old ways will be left “holding the bag”. But where to start? Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, Tumblr…the list is end …

New Post has been published on http://www.nownovel.com/blog/151-important-novel-writing-resources/151 must visit writing websites
While there are some excellent books on writing, the web is also filled with terrific sites on the topic. Here are 151 of the very best, and they’re organised for you by subject and genre.

Structure and Plot

	Screenwriting Tips for Authors is the blog of screenwriter and novelist Al …

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151 must visit writing websites

While there are some excellent books on writing, the web is also filled with terrific sites on the topic. Here are 151 of the very best, and they’re organised for you by subject and genre. Structure and Plot Screenwriting Tips for Authors is the blog of screenwriter and novelist Al …

New Post has been published on http://www.nownovel.com/blog/creating-great-villian/Creating a great villian


Writers often spend a great deal of time developing their protagonists only to neglect their villains. However, a well-developed villain is just as important as the protagonist to a story’s success.

A villain who is too evil or not evil enough, a villain who is one-dimensional or a …

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Creating a great villian

Writers often spend a great deal of time developing their protagonists only to neglect their villains. However, a well-developed villain is just as important as the protagonist to a story’s success. A villain who is too evil or not evil enough, a villain who is one-dimensional or a …

New Post has been published on http://www.nownovel.com/blog/create-tension-writing/How to create tension in your writing

Tension is a key element for your novel that keeps your reader turning pages, but how do you create that suspense and sustain it across the length of an entire book? Here are eight tips that can help develop that tension.

	Create engaging characters. Your readers need to care what …

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How to create tension in your writing

Tension is a key element for your novel that keeps your reader turning pages, but how do you create that suspense and sustain it across the length of an entire book? Here are eight tips that can help develop that tension. Create engaging characters. Your readers need to care what …

New Post has been published on http://www.nownovel.com/blog/structure-story-tips-joseph-cambells-mythology/How to structure your story: tips from Joseph Cambell’s mythology

Joseph Campbell was a writer who identified a structure common to many myths that he named the hero’s journey. Writers can use the stages of the hero’s journey to structure their own fiction regardless of the genre or type of story they are telling.

Campbell combined his knowledge of …

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How to structure your story: tips from Joseph Cambell’s mythology

Joseph Campbell was a writer who identified a structure common to many myths that he named the hero’s journey. Writers can use the stages of the hero’s journey to structure their own fiction regardless of the genre or type of story they are telling. Campbell combined his knowledge of …

New Post has been published on http://www.nownovel.com/blog/easy-exercise-coming-novel-ideas/An Easy Exercise for Coming Up With Novel Ideas

Writing a novel can be a daunting process, even when you know exactly the kind of story you want to tell. But sometimes you know you want to write, but you’re not sure what to write about. Or you have an inkling of an idea but don’t know how to develop it into a full story or novel.
This …

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An Easy Exercise for Coming Up With Novel Ideas

Writing a novel can be a daunting process, even when you know exactly the kind of story you want to tell. But sometimes you know you want to write, but you’re not sure what to write about. Or you have an inkling of an idea but don’t know how to develop it into a full story or novel. This …

New Post has been published on http://www.nownovel.com/blog/publishing-process/The Publishing ProcessThe first step in the publishing process is to write your best. Weak characters, predictable plots and bad grammar will not make it in the world of the published novel. Research your facts properly and be a writer with integrity.
Perseverance is vital. A writer is someone who continues to …

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The Publishing Process

The first step in the publishing process is to write your best. Weak characters, predictable plots and bad grammar will not make it in the world of the published novel. Research your facts properly and be a writer with integrity. Perseverance is vital. A writer is someone who continues to …

New Post has been published on http://www.nownovel.com/blog/talking-character-clothing-choice/Talking about your character: Clothing choice

In real life, we make judgements about people all the time based on what they are wearing. Showing the clothing choices that your characters make can say a great deal about who they are and their state of mind.

Think about what you like to wear and when you like to wear it. What are you …

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Talking about your character: Clothing choice

In real life, we make judgements about people all the time based on what they are wearing. Showing the clothing choices that your characters make can say a great deal about who they are and their state of mind. Think about what you like to wear and when you like to wear it. What are you …