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How to Let Readers into Your Characters’ Inner Life

by Tiffany Yates Martin

Inner mind from Colors of the Mind series. Colorful abstract shapes symbolize mind, reason, thought, emotion and spirituality.

Regardless of what POV you’re writing in, allowing readers to understand what’s going on inside your character is what makes a story immediate, direct, and vivid to us. If we don’t know how they react to things and how they process them, your characters might as well be game pieces we simply watch progress along the board.… Read the post

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7 Unstoppable YA Plot Ideas to Make your Novel Fabulous

By Kris Maze

Writing an irresistible novel that readers can’t put down is the goal of most writers. Using plot-strengthening techniques gleaned from Young Adult writing can improve any novel, no matter the genre or the age of readership. A story featuring a teen protagonist has a fertile bed of emotions to cultivate with built-in rites of passage moments that all readers can relate to or anticipate.… Read the post

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