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Writing as Play: 7 Ways to Put the Fun Back into Writing

Writing as Play: 7 Ways to Put the Fun Back into Writing

Fun is critical to your writing life. Numerous studies confirm the close relationships between play and creativity and immersion, that is, fun. Agent and USA TODAY bestselling author Paula Munier shares seven ways to enhance your play, er, writing time.

Story Questions: The Secret to Narrative Thrust

Story Questions: The Secret to Narrative Thrust

Discover the key to captivating storytelling in my latest craft exploration. Delve into the world of narrative thrust and learn how to keep your readers on the edge of their seats from start to finish. Explore the three types of story questions and master the art of weaving them seamlessly into your prose. Join me on a journey to revitalize your writing and keep your audience eagerly turning pages. Don’t miss out on this essential guide to elevating your narrative game. Unlock the power of story questions today!

The Writer’s Guide to the Holidays

The Writer’s Guide to the Holidays

Readers love the holidays, and they love books set during the holidays. That’s why these special occasions play a significant role in the writing, promoting, and marketing of books. Writers often forget that setting a book during a particular holiday season can be a...

How To Read Like a Writer

How To Read Like a Writer

Learning to read like a writer can deepen our understanding of the writing process and help us improve our own work. Agent, editor, and USA TODAY bestselling author Paula Munier shows you how.

Writing In Scenes: The Secret to Show Don’t Tell

Writing In Scenes: The Secret to Show Don’t Tell

scene: a sequence of continuous action in a play, movie, opera, or book. One of the biggest mistakes I see in beginning writers’ work is the failure to dramatize. The dreaded telling, rather than showing. Writing in scenes helps you make sure that something is...

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