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Elements of a Novel


The Web's most concise Novel Writing Guide. Featuring writing articles, writing tips and writing tools.

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Internal & External Conflict
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Conflict is the essence of drama. Got none? Then you got none.

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Character Arcs 
The Novel's Raw Excerpts

Character Development drives a story's Conflict. 

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Story Structure & Plot
Check the Novel's Progress

The simplest building blocks of a good story are found in...




Writing Effective Dialogue
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Writing effective dialogue is often what distinguishes the professional writer from...




The Writing It Part
About the Author

Tips and stories on how to actually get on with writing it.




Editing a Novel
Publishing Alert

The danger of editing is that you can get caught up...





Good Writing Links

Links to good novel writing articles and resources.


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Character Arc & Development - Novel Writing Tips