Exposition in Dialogue

You can deliver exposition via dialogue, but you have to finesse it a little. Here we discuss how you can disguise exposition so it doesn’t feel contrived.

Earning Story Events (May AuthorToolBox)

Earning story events means paying attention to three types of context (deep, situational, and immediate) as well as giving the character time to arrive at a response.

Theme Is Not Optional

Some people are wary of crafting or discussing theme, but theme exists in all (good) stories. Here, we examine what theme is, how a story employs it, the effect on readers, and how writers can be intentional about theme.

Readers to Help You Write Your Book

Every great writer relies on great readers. Who should you enlist to read your work as it’s in development? Lovers, critics, alphas, betas, pros, and more.

How to Create Compelling Story Action

Action is important for stories, but not all action moves characters. Here, we discuss three requirements for action in your stories using a questionable football analogy.

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