Choosing a Narrator for Your Novel


Choosing a narrator for your novel is usually intuitive. More likely than not, as your idea is forming, a protagonist will rise to the surface, and the narration will fall to them. The protagonist is in the center of the story, so it’s only natural that the storytelling will be their responsibility. But choosing a…

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Writing Inspiration: The Stories Behind 5 Famous Books

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Writing inspiration can come from anywhere. Some writing inspiration can come to you in a dream – like Twilight author Stephenie Meyer or Stephen King or Mary Shelley (yup, Frankenstein was inspired by a dream, or maybe a nightmare). Character inspiration can come from real life people (for example, characters in Moby Dick, The Picture…

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Different Types of Poetry

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Sometimes convoluted, yet always uniquely beautiful, poetry, as poet Rita Dove once put it, “is language at its most distilled and most powerful.” There are different types of poetry, each powerful in their own way. 

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POD Publishers in the Age of the E-Book

POD Publishers

When e-books first came on the scene, traditional publishers, POD publishers, and writers alike were worried that print books would soon be obsolete. There was much excitement surrounding electronic books and the ease with which one could simply download and read a book without even leaving the couch. Speculations were made that print would be obsolete…

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Great American Novels: What are they? Who writes them?

If you’re a lifelong reader, chances are you’ve encountered something defined as the “great American novel.” But what does that mean? The great American novel is a novel of literary merit, and it shows a snapshot of what America was like during that moment in time. Books like To Kill a Mockingbird and Huckleberry Finn…

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