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3 Different Types of Character Arcs and How You Can Use Them in Your Stories

By on Feb 26, 2015 in Fiction, Writing Tips

An arc is something that is arced or curved. Similarly, in a writer’s parlance, a character arc refers to the idea that a character must undergo some kind of a change in his/her journey of life; characters must grow, learn, evolve and change as the plot progresses. In other words, readers expect their characters to be in a better position than where they started....

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Top 5 Writing Apps for Authors

By on Feb 23, 2015 in Technology

Today’s mantra seems to be digital. With more and more businesses embracing the digital era, it is time for writers to also go digital. Writers have plenty to gain from it. There are numerous applications or apps that can be downloaded on smart phones. There are apps that can remind you to write; there are apps that will transform your stories to visual collages;...

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5 Young Indian Authors You Should Start Following

By on Feb 19, 2015 in Special Features

The Indian literary landscape is etched with a young crop of writers who are willing to experiment and share their deep personal stories with their readers. Their books feature in bestsellers lists and often they don several caps, like the writer, the celebrity and even the agony aunt. Today, the bookshelves are no longer dominated by western authors. Indian...

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How Nonfiction Authors Can Increase Their Authority

By on Feb 18, 2015 in Non-Fiction

Some of the best writers didn’t’ become famous by writing only fiction. Authors like Mark Twain and George Orwell started their writing career by venturing into journalism and memoir writing. George Orwell’s first book Down and Out in Paris and London was a memoir about living in poverty. Mark Twain’s first book The Innocents Abroad was a compilation of essays. Does...

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5 Behaviors You Never See in Successful Writers

By on Feb 16, 2015 in Self Help

Successful writers are those who do not give up on writing. They manage to find time even in the midst of their hectic schedules. If you have the passion to write, then you will definitely find time to write. Successful writers do not always wait for inspiration to strike them; instead they write in a timely manner and do not lose focus. So, what kinds of behaviors...

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