DanielWordsmith
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How to Run Old Games on Modern PCs

If you’re anything like me, you have something of a soft spot for retro PC games. Whether it’s your childhood

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DanielWordsmith
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How to Write an Interesting “Chosen One” Story

Last time, we talked about the often-overused fantasy trope of the “Doomed Hometown.” Today, I want to talk about another

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DanielWordsmith
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Why is The “Doomed Hometown” Such a Common Fantacy Cliche?

Let me know if you’ve heard this one before. Our hero is living a cheerful, unassuming life in an idyllic

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Macy
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Writing Tips: The Overuse of Words pt. 1

Overused words in books are my biggest pet peeve as a writer.  There’s nothing worse than a main character “shuttering”

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Macy
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How To Write Heart Wrenching Dialogue

Dialogue sometimes reads artificially, dryly, boring, or all those other adjectives that describe something that simply isn’t good.  Heart wrenching

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Macy
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Top 5 Ways to Become Creatively Inspired

During this difficult time when we’re all stuck under our roof, inspiration is much needed, especially if you’re a creator,

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Macy
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How To Write a Letter of Query to a Literary Agent

A query letter, huh?  Sounds easy, but it must be precise.  For all you authors trying to hook an agent,

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Macy
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Writing Tips: Exclamation! (And Why They Don’t Belong in Your Novel)

Exclamation.  All writers are tempted to use them.  Most writers do use them.  But are they lame?  Overused?  Unnecessary?  Yes,

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AmberB
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5 Ways to Help Get You Motivated

Find Motivational Quotes Online You can always find quotes online and post them around your house, as a screen saver

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Macy
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Top 5 Ways to Begin Your Novel

First thing’s first: Chapter 1…   Beginning a novel is, well…absolutely terrifying.  But you need to have a good start,

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