Explore how Jane Austen used character conflicts to develop the theme of communication in Pride & Prejudice
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Answer all your questions about how to write in first, second, and third person point of view. Every point of view is covered including how to use tense.
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Do you know what I hate? Spoilers. A few years back when a new Star Wars movie hit theaters someone on my social media posted a huge spoiler. For fun. Some people just want to see the world burn. But, why do we get so upset by spoilers? I think because audiences are motivated by
This week I was lucky enough to score a guest post over at author Elizabeth Craig’s blog. I wrote on a subject I’m painfully familiar with- Rejection. More specifically, How to Survive Rejection. Please check it out, and all the other great posts on Elizabeth’s blog. Consider this a companion piece. Below I’ve listed examples
Elizabeth is the bestselling cozy mystery author of the Southern Quilting mysteries, the Myrtle Clover Cozy Mysteries, the upcoming Village Library Mysteries, and Memphis Barbeque mysteries for Penguin Random House, Midnight Ink, and independently.
8 fiction- writing tips on how to create villains that will challange your protagonist and capture your readers’ imagination
What is a MacGuffin? Well, Wikipedia defines MacGuffin as… Just kidding. When you hear the word MacGuffin think motivation. That’s all MacGuffins are. A thing for your characters to chase after. A plot device, usually in the form of an object, that propels the action of your story. MacGuffins are often mystical in nature. Relics
This post contains affiliate links to products. We may receive a commission for purchases made through these links Writing your first novel is freaking hard. Actually, that’s an understatement. Sixty-thousand words. Hundreds upon hundreds of pages of story. A pure creative effort that can stand on its own. How does that even happen? Think of