Chapter 1 Episode 1 You Are Not Alone | Alive & Writing

In a solitary profession, it’s good to know that you are not alone. This is the beginning of a series of podcasts from Alive & Writing. Enjoy.

Writing is tough, being an author is tougher. In this podcast, we explore a simple truth: you are not alone. Good or bad, we all have similar experiences.

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3 Guidelines to Determine if Your Book Has Too Many POVs – Helping Writers Become Authors

How to filter out voices that may not be necessary to your story.

 

Although there’s no writing law that gives a limit to POV characters, here are a few tips for figuring out how many are too many POVs.

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How to Benefit From the Biggest Reason for Storytelling – Helping Writers Become Authors

Getting down to the core reasons for storytelling will help you both as a storyteller and as a person.

In order to write pertinent and powerful stories, you must first understand why art is so important. Here are 3 reasons for the existence of stories.

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How to Write Stories Your Readers Will Remember – Helping Writers Become Authors

Having your stories remembered is one of the unspoken goals of all writers.

 

There are two types of stories. Stories that are about something, and stories that are ABOUT something. Here’s are three tips for writing the latter.

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5 Ways to Frustrate Readers – Wordquill

Here are some things that you really don’t want to do if you want to keep your readers.

1. Kill characters because you find it fun Come on! You’re a writer and you enjoy this. In fact, you offer a comprehensive package: last words, cause of death, mourning, gravedigging, funeral services, and more mourning. You probably even bring the rain. This is your element but its benefits are twofold if you kill beloved characters […]

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