Paige Duke

Writing Flashbacks: How To Make Them Work In Fiction

The conventional wisdom about flashbacks goes something like this: use them sparingly, if at all. It’s good advice, because a mishandled flashback can stunt the flow of your narrative, lose a reader’s interest, harm suspension of disbelief, create confusion, or cause any number of other problems. But, don’t be discouraged, flashbacks can work, and they’re worth

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5 Popular Misconceptions About Story Pacing - A character runs at a fast pace.
Robert Wood

5 Popular Misconceptions About Story Pacing

Pacing is an essential aspect of storytelling and one many writers take for granted. Story pacing is a basic skill with hidden depths and because of that fact it tends to be under-discussed. Most writers assume pace is something they’ve already mastered when there are still many things to learn that would improve their storytelling.

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Grammar Lessons Editor
Frances Reid Rowland

9 Timeless Grammar Lessons From A Strait-laced Editor

I suppose you could argue that these minor grammar transgressions are the sorts of things that ought to be identified and ironed out by us strait-laced editors. In some ways, yes—we all make mistakes and a second pair of eyes will pick up something the first pair of eyes will not. But it’s when some

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