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You need to consider plain text as a means to future-proof your written work. Why plain text? How hard is it to do? What are the advantages and disadvantage? My suggestions? Let’s find out.
Nobody stopped me. Nobody served as a voice of reason. So, I bought Atticus by Dave Chesson, and now, I am both happy and sad.
Your software guinea pig took Atticus for a spin this week, and Ithis is my Atticus formatting software review.
Cybersecurtiy is always a concern for the online age, but due to the war in Ukraine, world governments have issued warnings about data security to protect against hacking. Take this five-day security challenge to make your information safer.
Conflict, choices, and consequences are the engine that powers your story and engages your readers. How can you build these three Cs into your first chapter? What are the types of conflict, and how can you use them to your advantage?
We will consider the need to establish setting, show the main character’s normal world, reveal the stakes, and meet genre expectations. How can you accomplish all of this in the first chapter?
Point of view is one of the most important decisions you make before you begin writing your first chapter. Whose perspective will you choose–yours, one of your characters, or multiple points of view?
The first thing a first chapter must do is hook the reader with one or more catchy opening sentences. Learning how to write the first chapter of a book is difficult, but mastering how to write a great first sentence is at least as important.
What is a plot convenience? Can you identify examples of plot convenience in books and movies? Learn how to avoid plot convenience in your novels.