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Helping Writers Become Authors

Apr 15, 2024

Start off right with this checklist for beginning your story. Grab your readers' attention and keep them engaged by establishing the plot.

Mar 18, 2024

Master the art of introducing your characters in your first chapter. Learn to hook readers and lay the foundation for character development.

Jul 18, 2022

Discover the pros and cons of opening your story in medias res (or "in the middle" of action) and use these tips to refine your use of it.

Jul 11, 2022

Is opening your story in medias res compatible with the Three-Act Structure? The secret is in understanding how the First Act functions.

May 11, 2020

In order to grab readers, you'll need to consider several specific types of hooks for your opening chapter. You may want to use one--or all of them.