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Writing Strategies from Stephen King

Stephen King Writing Strategies

Stephen King, the champion American author of crime, fantasy, horror, suspense, science fiction and supernatural fiction novels reveals how these writing strategies enabled him to channel 350 million books into the market.  Stephen King is recognized as one of the most famous and successful authors of the past five decades, with more than 70 novels of fantasy, horror and science fiction in...

10 Tips on Character Bio Templates

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Character bio templates with LivingWriter It can be utterly frustrating and tiring to create character bios especially when you lack outlining tools that help usher life and light to your story. We all have a story or an experience to narrate and so does each of your characters. The key is to create a unique experience with character so that your tale comes across as engaging and genuine...

Tips on Writing a Monologue


Writing a monologue can be challenging because they have to show character and plot detail without bogging down the play or making the audience yawn. A successful dramatic monologue should indicate what’s in the mind of one character while adding emotion or wow-factor to the rest of the play. You may choose to write a monologue to add pepper to the play or raise the stakes in general. Most...

Brandon Sanderson’s World-building Tips

Brandon Sanderson World-building Tips

Are you a novice fiction writer who is looking for some pointers to boost your world-building confidence? We’ve got you covered! We have compiled some tips on world-building by Brandon Sanderson, a renowned American author of epic fantasy and science fiction. He is famous for the Cosmere fictional universe where he created fantasy novels such as The Stormlight Archive and the Mistborn series. He...

6 Tips on Writing an Original Fantasy Novel

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Fantasy novels are packed with cliches and tropes. As a fantasy writer you need to walk the fine line between tropes and originality otherwise you risk boring your readers. Not to say cliches and tropes are bad all the time. In small doses as they say. But for your fantasy novel to stand tall and proud you have to delve into your imagination and be creative. So here are some tips to help you...

5 Writing Tips From Best Selling Author Ivy Smoak


Our interview with international best selling author Ivy Smoak was even more than we could have hoped for. In this enlightening interview, Ivy shares her untapped secrets to selling more than a million copies. We were floored to see just how many secrets and writing tips she was willing to share. With no formal training, Ivy was not intending to have as much success as she came into. It was only...

7 Novel Writing Tips from Best-Selling Authors

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Writing a novel requires more than pounding away at the keys on your laptop. You have to plan, strategize and possibly outline a little bit before embarking on your creative journey. There are many elements and factors that will set your story apart and make your novel an excellent read. We’ve compiled some novel writing tips from best-selling, famous authors on how to empower your writing...

9 Writing Tips for New Writers by Famous Writers

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As a new writer, it’s easy to get unmotivated when you’re staring blankly at your laptop wondering where and how to get started. You may have gotten loads of advice from friends and colleagues on how to be a good writer but are still feeling overwhelmed. Well, here’s some good news for you. We’ve compiled writing tips and advice from some of the world’s most famous writers to...

8 Expert Tips On Writing Short Stories in 2021


Writing short stories is a great place to start. Writing short stories is a great place to start if you are interested in long-form writing in the future. By reviewing expert short story writers – we bring you a comprehensive step-by-step guide on how to write a short story. Don’t underestimate its complexity just because it’s called short. The warmup is important As it is with any...

Write a Fantasy Novel – 6 Tips for Creating a Rich Fantasy World

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Writing a fantasy novel with a lame setting is like shooting yourself in the foot. All outstanding fantasy stories have a rich setting. Think Brandon Sanderson or Name of the Wind. The characters are great, but the setting is what really sets them apart. It’s what gets readers invested in the story, the world, and what the characters have the ability to do in that world. A strong setting adds...