How to write a novel in 30 days

How to write a novel in 30 days: The NaNoWriMo challenge encourages regular writing habits and teaches writers how to meet deadlines. Let’s win it!

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It’s a Kind of Magic: Where does magic come from?

It’s a Kind of Magic is an ongoing blog series about how to create a realistic magic system for your fantasy novel. This first article asks the question: where does magic come from?

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5 Traits of a Great Middle Grade Villain

From You-Know-Who to Mrs Coulter and her golden monkey, all great Middle Grade villains share traits that make them memorable. Here are 5 of them.

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The 3 Pillars of Writing Great Characters

Hemingway once said “…a writer should create living people, not characters.” Use the “3 Pillars of Writing Great Characters” method to do just that!

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Top 10 Traits of a Compelling Middle Grade Hero

What makes for a compelling Middle Grade hero? What characteristics do Harry Potter, Artemis Fowl, Percy Jackson, Lyra Belacqua and Bilbo Baggins have in common?

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