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novel beginnings

February 17, 2019
Opening Scene

How to Write a Great Opening Scene

The opening scene is one of the most crucial in your novel. It has to engage readers while introducing the most important aspects of the story.
March 21, 2019

To Prologue Or Not To Prologue?

To me, prologues in novels usually exist to provide a complicated backstory that may or may not be immediately relevant to the main storyline.
May 1, 2019
Amelia

Amelia

With school, Amelia, and the body safely five states away he found himself alone within the world. Maybe he had gotten away with it or maybe […]
May 8, 2019
Council has spoken

Council Had Spoken

The council had spoken. She would be tried for giving the unfaithful hope. Her false imprisonment only fed her desire to break them.   As she […]
July 3, 2019
Looking over Water

Looking

As she sat looking over the water, the memory was close at hand. How could so many perish so quick? The depths held a secret, and […]
August 6, 2019

How Not To Begin Your Novel.

A bad start to your story can be devastating for your book. What are the top no-nos to avoid when trying to entice your readers to […]
December 18, 2019
Woven

Woven

As if woven into the fabric of her surroundings, she stood still and watched as they passed. Would they be back again? She had to be […]