The Ultimate Guide To Writing A Novel

Welcome to the ultimate guide on how to write a novel your readers will love!

Maybe you’ve already written part of a novel, based on an idea that sounded so good it kept you up at night — or made it impossible to focus on anything else.

But then you hit a wall and couldn’t find your way forward.

Coming up with story ideas is easy enough, but turning those ideas into books that earn you raving fans is not.

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Metaphor, Simile, And Analogy: Everything You Need to Know

You learned about figurative language in grade school, and you remember the words metaphor and simile — but you’re not sure you remember what they are and how one is different from the other.

And then someone uses the word “analogy,” and you’re officially confused.

Yes, you know analogies aren’t just pairs of words separated by colons or double colons.

You know they have something to do with logic, but what does that have to do with metaphors and similes.

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How To Create An Em Dash Or Hyphen

Do you know the difference between an em dash, an en dash, and a hyphen?

And when you’re in the middle of writing your latest masterpiece, do you know how to type an em dash when it’s just the thing to make a phrase stand out more?

It doesn’t help that, while hyphens get a prime spot on the PC keyboard, the en dash and em dash are nowhere in sight. But they’re worth a few extra steps, and knowing how to use them correctly will strengthen your writing and impress your editor.

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Everything You Need To Know About Fiction Vs Non-Fiction

Here's everything you need to know about fiction vs non-fiction and how to describe the differences.

If a friend were to ask you right now, “How do you know whether to call a book fiction or nonfiction?” what answer would you give?

You think you have a pretty good idea of how to distinguish the two — until someone asks you to articulate the difference in your own words.

It sounds so simple, right? You could just say, “Fiction is imaginary, while nonfiction is true.”

But sometimes the two overlap.

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Should I Write a Book? 9 Reasons to Write It in 2021

You have a book idea, and you think it would resonate with enough people to justify putting the work into writing it. But you still have doubts.

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What if I invest time and effort (and money) into writing this book, and only my friends and family buy it?
Or what if I write and publish a book, and the reviews are so bad, sales stop?
Or what if I think it’s a good idea for a book, but it’s not good enough — or unique enough — to interest people?

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