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How to Write a Novel: Viewpoint Writing

How to Write a Novel: Viewpoint Writing

Scenes in novels are always written from a specific viewpoint. Your novel should have a “set” of viewpoint characters. Every scene or chapter is written from the viewpoint of one of these characters. Generally, the longer the novel, the more viewpoint characters you’ll have. The concept of viewpoint writing is important to understand, because it […]

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The Cricket Syndrome

The Cricket Syndrome

Authors need to avoid cricket syndrome. And we don’t mean watching too many cricket matches. What is Cricket Syndrome? When you think about an awkward silence, there are the crickets. Their chirping fills in what would otherwise be a void. If etiquette says you should respond to something, but you’re silent, that’s Cricket Syndrome at […]

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Retreats for Novelists

Retreats for Novelists

A writing retreat will provide writers at any stage of his or her career a place to cultivate creativity and concentration.  How long you go to a writer retreat varies. Some retreats require a minimum stay of two weeks. Others allow you to go for a weekend. Retreats are not conferences. Writing conferences are great […]

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Free Stuff for Novelists

Free Stuff for Novelists

Being a novelist can be satisfying. It can even be enjoyable. But it’s hard work. Give yourself a treat with some free stuff just for you. These freebies are perfect for novelists and will help you work harder, better, and faster. Book Marketing Resources from The Creative Penn Author Joanna Penn has transformed her life, […]

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