Aristotleâ€™s RHETORIC gives 3 elements for persuasive communicationâ€”Logos, Ethos, and Pathos. These 3 words are also what every book for young readers needs.
Rule of Three writing tools, such as a tricolon or hendiatris, make our writing different and possibly more interesting to readersâ€”always a good goal.
Plot is complicated and those complications are called conflict. Let’s explore different types of conflict your character must face in a successful plot.
What’s so special about the number 3? Three is magical because it’s the smallest number that creates a pattern. Here’s how to use the rule of three in writing.
We find the rule of three in all sorts of places, but especially in writing. How can you make this magic number work for you? Read on to find out!
Plot is the structure that brings everything together in a way that makes sense, drives the story, and results in an engaging read. Letâ€™s plot our plots.
Your cast of characters fills certain roles in the plot to bring forth an engaging story. Letâ€™s talk about your protagonist, antagonist, sidekicks, and more!
Characters populate our stories but what does it mean to write a character-building story? How do you help build character without preaching at your audience?
How do you handle character transformation in series books where readers fall in love with characters and expect to meet those same people, sometimes exactly the same people, book after book?
Each book in a series must somehow orient the reader to what is going on in the series overall and the specific book in hand. Today, we look at three ways to orient your reader.
Trade publishing recognizes a simple truth: when selling a series to individual readers, the first book gets the most readers. Jan Fields shares tips for increasing your series odds.
All series books have a basic premise, something that links the books through time. Today we talk about how a good premise is interesting but also has repeatability.
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227: NaNoWriMo Success – Throw in a Dragon?
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225: NaNoWriMo Success – Digging In
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Ideas can come from many different directions, so we’re going to look as some of the ways ideas spring up so that you can try them for your own writing.
222: Planting Clues
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215: How Structured is Your Picture Book?
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211: Interview with Paula Morrow
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