Category: Cornerstone

character development

The Ultimate Guide to Developing Your Characters

Congratulations …  You’ve stumbled onto the secret of all great storytelling.  If you’re a storyteller, then this page is about to become invaluable to you. Characters are the backbone of every great book, movie, or television show. Unforgettable narratives are driven by human frailty and the broken or brittle decisions that are a result of…

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writing dialogue

The Ultimate Guide to Writing Dialogue (with Examples)

What’s your favorite line of dialogue?  Let’s stick with movies, because that’s a vocabulary we can all agree on. And if you want to learn to write great dialogue, well written movies are a great place to start. So what is it, your favorite line?  Don’t think too hard on it, favorite lines can change…

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Outline a Novel

How to Outline a Novel

Writers are always looking for formulas.  It’s part of our wiring. We love telling stories, so that’s rarely the hard part for us.  The hardest part is knowing what to write.  Maybe you’re just starting your search now, or maybe you’ve scoured the internet looking for the solution that’s right for you already.  Stop looking.…

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Make a Living as a Self Published Author

10 Steps to Making a Living as a Self-Published Author

I never imagined myself as a fiction author. In fact, I never imagined myself as a writer at all. The world’s Stephen Kings are few and far between, and even a high school dropout knows that most writers are starving artists. I didn’t consider myself an artist, nor was I willing to starve. And I’m…

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