Sense of Taste

In this episode, Kristina Stanley from Fictionary joins JoEllen Nordstrom as we go through the next element, the…

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Sense of Sound

In this chapter, Kristina Stanley from Fictionary joins us again as we move right along with our exploration of the…

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Sense of Smell

  Kristina Stanley from Fictionary joins JoEllen Nordstrom to talk about the sense of…

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How to Use Sight in the Story

The five basic elements that make your fictional story interesting and lively are sight, sound, smell, touch, and…

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Objects in Fiction Writing

Kristina Stanley from Fictionary joins JoEllen Nordstrom to discuss objects in fiction writing. Learn why…

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Backstory Different From Revelation

We discussed revelation and its importance in writing in the previous episode. In this episode, JoEllen Nordstrom…

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Timing of a Scene in Fiction Writing

In this chapter, Kristina Stanley from Fictionary and JoEllen Nordstrom discusses the timing of a scene and its…

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Self-Editing with JoEllen

  Self-editing is the process of correcting errors, improving structure, and fine-tuning word choice in your…

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How Kobo Writing Life Helps Writers with Tara Cremin

  With Kobo Writing Life, you are in charge of your writing,  you have complete control over your rights,…

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Copy Editing with Lisa Lepki

One of the most difficult parts of becoming a writer is copy editing. But now, it is made easier and efficient…

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Middle and Climax of a Scene in Fiction Writing

Kristina Stanley from Fictionary joins JoEllen Nordstrom to talk about the importance of the middle and climax of…

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Flashbasks in Fiction Writing

In this episode, Kristina Stanley from Fictionary joins JoEllen Nordstrom to talk about flashbacks in fiction…

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Backstory Different From Revelation

We discussed revelation and its importance in writing in the previous episode. In this episode, JoEllen Nordstrom…

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Revelation with Kristina Stanley

  Whether you’re a fiction writer or professional editor, this series is for you! Whenever a character…

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How to Improve Manuscript Readability

In this episode, Hayley Milliman, the content lead for ProWritingAid, joins JoEllen Nordstrom and they are…

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Differentiate Tension From Conflict in Fiction Writing

  In this episode of our continuing series on the 38 story elements, Kristina Stanley from Fictionary joins…

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Why Clarity Should Be The Ultimate Goal of Every Writer

First Editing and ProWritingAid presents a new monthly series, with its new topic - 'Writers Goal' - Editing Tools…

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Entry and Exit Hooks with Kristina Stanley

In this episode, Kristina Stanley from Fictionary joins JoEllen Nordstrom to talk about entry and exit…

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Scene Opening and Closing Types

A scene can open with dialogue, thought, description, or action. Check that your client is not boring readers by…

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Purpose of a Scene with Kristina Stanley

Whether you’re a fiction writer or professional editor, this series is for you! There must always be a reason why…

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What Type of Editing Do You Need?

Find out what type of editing you need before you hire an editor! Watch this short video which outlines the entire…

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Naming a Scene with Kristina Stanley

Having a scene name will help you determine the purpose of the scene and quickly find scenes you want to work…

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Characters in Motion with Kristina Stanley

Check each scene and determine if the characters in the scene are in motion. If the characters are not in motion,…

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POV Knowledge Gained with Kristina Stanley

Knowing what the Point of View character learns in the scene will help you evaluate the character arc and plot…

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