Getting Pace Right (Video)

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Some tips on getting the pace right in your story:

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‘Show Don’t Tell’ Practice

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We look at ‘show don’t tell’ a lot here at Write for a Reason, because it is an essential technique for writing engaging stories…

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Three Things You Really Need to Know About Stakes

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We’ve all heard the expression the stakes are high… but why do they need to be high in your novel? I don’t think I’ve ever written a blog post specifically about stakes (not steaks, hehe!) before… but stakes are a vital part of any story, so here are three things you really need to know:…

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Editing Your First Draft

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People new to writing novels sometimes think that the words should flow straight out on to the page perfectly first time. This…

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