Your story must be about the POV character. This might seem like some facepalm advice, but choosing the right character…
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Conflict is the essence of plot. Without it, there is no story.
Trying to sneak backstory into your dialogue rarely works. Fortunately, there is a better way
Correctly using Author Intrusion can create another layer of storytelling to your novel, but unintentional intrusions jar the reader, create distance and make your writing sound amateurish
The first page is the introduction to your entire novel. Create an effective first page by avoiding these writing mistakes
How to match the voice in your query hook to your opening pages.