How to Pace The Story

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As a short story writer, one of my biggest problem is how to pace a longer story. It is very tempting for me to immediately jump to the ending once I know how it will go.

For example, if I am writing an adventure story, I more often than not find myself rushing to get the story to the point where things get interesting. That would be fine for short stories that are probably in a thousand words or even less, but for novels, we got to take our time. However, if we slow things down too much, it gets boring.

Great. Now what?

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What Else Can I Do? Writing a Resume

Working on a resume is a mind-racking experience.

While it may seem that the process is easy and quick to do, there are some aspects of it that I find hard – most specially the listing of skills.

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When applying for a job, the resume is the short summary of you as a person, and we use it as a way to present ourselves in a manner that hopefully our potential employer may see to be useful in their company. The basic information is easy. Our educational and personal background is mostly a copy-and-paste of every previous resume that we have made and written, regardless of who our employer is. But that is not what sells. Continue reading “What Else Can I Do? Writing a Resume”

How To Continue Writing an Old Draft #AuthorToolboxBlogHop

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They did say that we must strike when the iron is hot, however, for writers, what can we do about a story that we shelved a long time ago and decided to pick it up again to continue writing?

When it comes to writing, I have a preference for getting it all done in one go. However, for large projects, such as novels, sitting down and finishing it all in one session is near impossible.

I have a problem with shelving ideas and writing. Either I completely forgot the original direction I was going on with the project, or I just lost interest.

However, for the rare gems where the story idea still managed to stick around after months, or dare I say, even years of neglect, how can a writer pick it up, dust it off and get back to working on it again?

Here are some tips to think on. Now, I understand that we all have our own processes and procedures, and what I have here is the process I use. Whatever works, right?

This post is part of a monthly project by Raimey Gallant, the #AuthorToolBoxBlogHop. While I am not much of an author, I hope I can somehow be of help to the community. Most of the writers who participate in this monthly project are leagues better than me as a writer, so I encourage you to check out the participants in this month.

Anyway, back to our main topic – How to continue writing an old, incomplete draft:

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Getting Content Ideas for Blogging

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Hello! Glad you could drop by. Today, I thought I’d touch on the subject of getting ideas for blogging content – or any other content creation that you may be in to, such as vlogs (which is practically blogging, but in video format).

Now, this is a topic best suited for new creators and bloggers. So, I humbly ask the experts who might stumble upon this blog to add anything that I missed. Let’s get started! Continue reading “Getting Content Ideas for Blogging”

How To Make a WordPress Page

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Hello, how are you doing?

Today, I will be showing you how to make a wordpress page. It’s easy and a good way to organize information on your blog.

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The Importance of a Follow Button For WordPress Blogs

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If you want to build your wordpress followers, remember this important thing – don’t make them go through hoops and make it as easy as possible.

I’m speaking here more as a web designer and developer, rather than as an experienced blogger. I mean, my blog does not have that large of a following, so take what I say with a grain of salt, if blog size is going to be one of your metrics.

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Why Book Blurbs are Crucial to the Success of your Novel — Kobo Writing Life

Photographed by John Michael Thomson By Amy Evans In the publishing world, descriptions found on the back of a book or on an online page are often referred to as ‘blurbs.’ Reviews and testimonials are often also included in book descriptions, and are also referred to as blurbs within the industry. For the purposes of…

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7 Tips to Writing Factions in Fiction — Legends of Windemere

Many stories have a ‘faction’ part of their world. It can be obvious with feuding guilds or opposing armies. Other times, you can miss it because you’re only introduced to one of the groups and merely hear about the others. You can even have factions turn up in a more modern setting in the form […]

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These are great tips, and I will probably use some, if not most, in the story I am working on.

Bonus points for the picture used.

What is Wrong With Me?

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It can be hard being optimistic, when things are not going your way.

You can be in deep shit and yet, know in yourself that there is an end to this, that there is some good in this, that you will get through it…

And yet, you question yourself, and sometimes – your pessimistic self crawls out to speak.

“How can you be so sure?”

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The Essential Storytelling Ingredient That Makes Your Story More Addictive — Kobo Writing Life

By H. R. D’Costa You’ve come up with an amazing hook for your next novel. It’s the kind of idea that Hollywood would drool over. 1,671 more words

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