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Manuscript Essentials

Writing is hard. Don’t get me wrong—anyone can do it. But very few can craft a great novel without help.

Elements of Conflict

Conflict is a byproduct of adding multiple ingredients together in just the right way.

Creating Living People

How exactly does one create living peopleThe first step is through dialogue. 

Character Goals

The heart of every story is that a character has an important goal, but something stands in the way.

The Rhythm of Setting

One of the most common problems beginning writers face is how to handle setting description.