Fiction Writing

Think you have the talent to make it as a writer? Learn more about pursuing fiction as a career, with insights on the publishing industry, making a living as a professional author, and the craft of writing books, stories, screenplays, and more.

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Here Are Some Great Tips to Learn How to Write and Finish a Novel
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The Best Online Poetry Classes of 2021
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Open Submission Dates and Guidelines for 'Glimmer Train' Magazine
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How to Write a Cover Letter for Your Literary Submissions
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How to Write Fiction from Third Person Limited Point of View
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Learn About Using First-Person Point of View in Fiction Writing
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An Explanation of the Term 'Voice' in Fiction Writing
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What Is Second-Person Point of View?
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Learn About Flat Characters in Fiction and How to Use Them
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The Functions of a Round Character In Fiction Writing
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Tips on How to Write and Develop Characters in Fiction
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What Is an Unreliable Narrator and How Can I Identify One?
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What Is a Theme in Literature?
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Ways to Use Figurative Language to Add Dimension and Color to Writing
Learn How to Rewrite Your Story in the Third Person With This Exercise
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Using Common Metaphors and Similes Add Color to Your Writing
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Here Are Some Techniques to Developing a Dynamic Character in Fiction
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The Types of Characters Encountered in Fiction Writing
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Realistic Dialogue Writing Tips and Examples
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Enhance Your Writing With These 6 Types of Figurative Language
Third-Person Omniscient Versus Third-Person Limited Point of View
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Here Are Some Tips on How You Can Learn to Write Fiction
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Third-Person Omniscient Point of View and Anna Karenina
Story Point of View
Should I Use First-, Second-, or Third-Person Point of View?
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What Is a Protagonist?
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What Is Style?
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What Is Magic Realism?
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The Importance of Using Symbolism In Fiction Writing
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What Is an Epistolary Novel?
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Tips on Better Ways to Describe Action in Writing Using Active Verbs
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How to Give Better Feedback to Your Peers
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Examples of Metaphors in Literature and Pop Culture
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Use Metaphors Correctly as a Tool in Your Writing
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How to Creatively Compose and Communicate With Alliteration
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What Is a Plot?