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The Key to Writing Short Stories

Planning

Stories that are short are rarely simple. If you need guidance on how to create a short story, this is the article for you. 

Planning a Story - Outline Made Simple

Planning

Your easy to follow guide to outlining your next story idea, complete with explanations, suggestions and sneaky tips.

Suspense: Keep Readers Quaking

Planning

A good story needs well-crafted suspense, and the good news is there are plenty of ways to do achieve that!

The 8-Point Story Guide - Outline Guide

Planning

Looking for an easy, straight-forward outline to help form your next tale? The 8-point story guide may be just the answer you're looking for!

Swipe Left On Overused Romance Tropes

Planning

Enough already!
Fall out of love with these tired and overused romance tropes that will doom your story!

Horror Tropes You Should Run From

Planning

Using overdone horror tropes is a sure way to have your reader slamming your book shut in fear - and not in a good way!

Do You Really Need a Prologue?

Planning

Prologues can be a powerful story-telling tool, but does your story really need one? Find out!