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Making minor characters matter when writing your book

Making Minor Characters Matter

Any novel could potentially contain a cast of hundreds. Most of the important action, however, will only involve the protagonist and a few other major characters. But just because minor characters aren’t taking up the limelight, it doesn’t mean you have license to make them bland and unmemorable. On the other side of that coin, […]

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What to consider when naming characters in your book
How to Find and Capture Ideas - Inspiration for Novel Writers
Beneficial Writing Apps for Fiction Writers
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A purple boat in a purple world for purple prose

What on Earth is Purple Prose?

As a writer, you’ve likely come across the term ‘purple prose’ on more than one occasion – usually delivered with a sneer or some inflection that marks the phrase as an unmistakeable pejorative. But if you’re something of a novice in the world of writing and publishing, you might be asking yourself each time: just […]

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Idiom: Even a blind squirrel finds a nut once in a while
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