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Multiple Antagonists - A two-headed villain cackles to himself.
Writing
Robert Wood

How To Make Multiple Antagonists Shine In Your Story

Can multiple antagonists work in a story? The answer depends on the author, but that shouldn’t be surprising when the term is so loosely defined. There are people who’ll tell you that a truly great story shouldn’t have any antagonists at all, and some who’ll tell you that you need at least three to create

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A reader imagines a character, grief-stricken and standing by a grave.
Writing
Paige Duke

How To Handle Grief In Your Novel

My mom loves to tell a story about how she once prayed for a family in the book she was reading because she forgot for a minute that they were fictional. Has that ever happened to you? Have you ever been that invested in a character’s conflict? Okay, even if you’ve never actually forgotten that a character

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How to Write a Self Help Book
Writing
Robert Wood

The 3 Golden Rules Of Writing A Self-help Book

Self-help literature, also known as ‘Therapeutic’ or ‘Philosophical’ literature, is a huge market that does a lot of good. Its writers tend to be experts in their field, either through educational or experiential pathways, who have distilled what they know into something that can offer help to their readers. These works can take the form

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Writing
Robert Wood

How To Write Compelling Conflict Without A Villain

It’s probably due to the nature of fairy tales that villains are often thought of as one of the key ingredients of a story. We learn from childhood that a good tale has a hero trying to resolve a situation despite the opposition of a villain. It makes for a great story, but as this

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