A Guide to Self-Editing Your Writing

If you’re like most new writers, getting a professional editor to edit your story isn’t going to be feasible. If you write as a hobby, it won’t make sense to spend money getting your work professionally edited, and if you’re short on cash, it might be downright impossible. Editing services are not a luxury that[…]

How to Create Compelling Character Backstories

Creating backstories for your characters can be overwhelming—especially if you have more than a few main characters in your story! There are many elements to consider, and it can be difficult to know where to start. Lucky for you, I’ve outlined the things you’ll need to know to make compelling character backstories from start to[…]

How to Describe Facial Expressions in Writing

When writing about facial expressions, most writers are content to keep it simple. Why put more effort into describing a character’s expression when “he frowned angrily” gets the point across? Well, since you made it to this article, you probably aren’t like other writers. You know that keeping things vague and simple or including overused[…]

The 10 Best Ways to Research for a Story

If you’re writing a story, then you’ve probably encountered this common problem before: you’ve gotten to a point in the narrative where you need to write about something you’ve never seen, experienced, or learned before. Maybe your characters venture to a part of the world you’ve never been, or they have extensive knowledge about something[…]

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