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Crafting First Chapters For Books With Multiple POVs

As readers, we often say we’ll follow an interesting character anywhere. But in a book with multiple points of view, you have to make sure your readers are ready to follow not one, but several different characters. That’s a big ask, so each character really needs to prove that they’re worth following. And that all… Continue reading Crafting First Chapters For Books With Multiple POVs

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In A World…: Writing Cultural Outsiders Part 2

In A World… is a series of posts about world building, where our contributors share strategies and tips for creating well-rounded worlds. Welcome back, readers. As I said last week, the goal of these posts is to encourage writers to consider the effects of foreigners on their worlds. On Friday, we examined how incorporating visitors… Continue reading In A World…: Writing Cultural Outsiders Part 2

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In A World…: Writing Cultural Outsiders Part 1

In A World… is a series of posts about world building, where our contributors share strategies and tips for creating well-rounded worlds. Usually, when we talk about world building in fantasy, we’re thinking about building one specific culture and how your characters move around within and interact with that culture. Today (and on Tuesday), I… Continue reading In A World…: Writing Cultural Outsiders Part 1

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Roundtable #5: Writing With A Day Job

Hi everyone! Today we’re talking about balancing writing with a full-time job! *Note: This post is done in a roundtable style where members of Writer’s Block Party discuss a topic together. Moderator/Editor: Akshaya Raman Ashley: I work in publishing but it’s not really writing related. I’m a digital production assistant, which is a fancy way… Continue reading Roundtable #5: Writing With A Day Job