Pro Author Tips

Fantasy opens a lot of doors for the imagination, but don't try to wing it! Here are E.C. Hibbs personal top five tips to help keep your fantasy writing tight, believable and confident. Become my patron on Patreon and get exclusive rewards! 

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Author Kate Messner explains how to build a fictional world. Why is J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings trilogy so compelling? How about The Matrix or Harry Potter? What makes these disparate worlds come alive are clear, consistent rules for how people, societies -- and even the laws of physics -- function in these fictional universes.

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Three anti-social skills to improve your writing. You need social skills to have a conversation in real life -- but they're quite different from the skills you need to write good dialogue. Educator Nadia Kalman suggests a few "anti-social skills," like eavesdropping and muttering to yourself, that can help you write an effective dialogue for your next story.

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Cheri Steinkellner on how to make your writing funnier. Did you ever notice how many jokes start with "Did you ever notice?" And what's the deal with "What's the deal?" There's a lot of funny to be found simply by noticing the ordinary, everyday things you don't ordinarily notice every day.

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Halo Hopkinson on how to write fiction that comes alive. The point of fiction is to cast a spell, a momentary illusion that you are living in the world of the story. But as a writer, how do you suck your readers into your stories in this way?

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How to write Science Fiction - 5 top tips from Author David Butler.

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