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How to Write a Horror Story
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How to Write a Horror Story in 12 Steps

Spooky times are on their way! In this post, you’ll learn how to write a horror story in 12 easy steps. From the very beginning to the very end, you’ll be a horror writer in no time. Writing a horror story is easy, provided you know how to do it ...

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Character Development Tips For Developing Characters
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Character Development: 20 Tips for Developing Fictional Characters

Characters are at the heart of any story. They make choices, they struggle, they grow and they change. People can relate to good characters and understand the world they live in. But to create good characters, writers need to start with character development before writing their ...

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Elements Of a Story
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5 Elements Of a Story Explained With Examples (+ Free Worksheet)

What do all good stories have in common? And no it’s not aliens or big explosions! It's the five elements of a story: Characters, Setting, Plot, Conflict and Resolution. Story elements are needed to create a well-structured story. It doesn't matter if you're writing a short story or a long ...

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story mountain
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Story Mountain Explained With Examples + Free Templates

Need help planning a story? A story mountain is a brilliant tool for helping new writers understand story structure and plotting. Behind every great story is a mountain metaphor. You start off on the safe, steady ground. As you make your way up the mountain, you face many conflicts and ...

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Write Better Characters in Stories
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How to Help Your Kids Write Better Characters in Stories

Children have incredible imaginations. They’ve retained their sense of wonder that us adults often lose in the throws of life. And that sometimes means children have better stories, something we should nurture for as long as possible. But one thing children lack that we adults may be able to help ...

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world building questions
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112+ World-Building Questions For Writers (+ Free Questionnaire PDF)

World-building in stories is all about creating a world that makes sense within the context of the story. Essentially a world is made of two main elements, the central idea of the story and a setting. Before we jump into the list of 112+ world-building questions, there are a couple ...

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How to Write a Fantasy Novel
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How to Write a Fantasy Novel in 12 Steps

Escape the chains of the real world, and jump straight into fantasy story-telling. Fantasy novels push the limits of your imagination - Taking on new worlds, creatures and magic. In this guide, we’ll show you how to write a fantasy novel in 12 ...

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How To Outline A Book
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How To Outline A Book [Free Outline Template]

Learn how to outline a book in seven easy steps. Don’t rush off and write a book yet! Wait a moment, and explore your book idea in detail. Is it interesting enough? Will there be any gaps in the plot? Can my readers understand it? You won’t know the answers ...

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snowflake method
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Snowflake Method in 8 Steps With Examples + Free Templates

Ready to plot your story idea? The snowflake method is a brilliant technique for outlining your story ideas in just a few simple steps. Originally created by Randy Ingermanson, the snowflake method has quickly become one of the ’go-to’ tools for both beginners and experienced writers. The basic idea behind ...

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how to come up with story ideas
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How to Come Up With Story Ideas: 20+ Techniques to Try

The hardest thing about writing a story is coming up with a brilliant idea that will amaze and astonish readers around the world. And we’re not talking about those typical ‘boy meets girl’ or those ‘once upon a time there lived a boy’ kind of stories. We’re talking about stories ...

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