9 Great Tools to Help with the Writing Process

Writing isn't always easy. Okay, it's almost never easy. These 9 resources can help you overcome the challenges of the writing process and achieve your literary goals.

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A Glossary of Fiction Writing Terms

Whether you're an author learning these terms for the first time or you're just trying to remember a word (I know—it's on the tip of your tongue!), Scribendi.com's fiction writing glossary is here to help.

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A Guide to Fleshing Out Your Plot

The plot of a novel is a complication and its resolution. The author is free to structure this complication and resolution however they wish. This podcast will guide you through fleshing out your plot.

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Back Matter Podcast

A book does not always end with the story. The last few pages at the back of a novel may contain what is known "as back mater," or, in plain terms, a discussion on some aspect of the book. If you are interested in the different elements of back matter, this podcast will be a helpful resource.

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Five Habits to Avoid in Academic Writing

Everyone wants to sound smart and professional in their academic writing, but there are instances when an attempt to do so can come off as unappealing or difficult to follow. If you are a student or academic, this podcast can help you determine what to avoid in your writing.

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Five Habits to Avoid in Fiction Writing

Five habits every writer of fiction needs to break.

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How to Succesfully Manage the Plot Structure of a Book Series

It is important to keep plot structure in mind when writing a book series. Each book must have its own plot while also following an overlying plot covering the series. Being able to tie these plots together is crucial because if done unclearly, readers may get confused. This podcast will explain how to manage plot structure in a book series.

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How to Write a Book Proposal

How does one go about writing a book proposal? Well, like all of the answers to life’s big questions, this one can be found in the lyrics of The Beatles.

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How to Write a Great Introduction Podcast

It is important to think of an introduction as a map to your paper. A good introduction can immediately set your paper apart from those of others. This podcast outlines the steps to help you write a powerful opening, such as including a well-constructed thesis statement.

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How to Write a Preface and a Foreword

Are you thinking about writing a preface for your book or have you been asked to write a foreword? A preface is a brief introduction (link) written by the author, as opposed to a foreword, which is an introduction written by another person that usually comes before the preface.

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