Why Clarity Should Be The Ultimate Goal of Every Writer

First Editing and ProWritingAid presents a new monthly series: Editing Tools & Techniques—the monthly series that…

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Objects of Fiction Writing with Kristina Stanley

Whether you’re a fiction writer or professional editor, this series is for you! Watch a film without props or a…

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Timing with Kristina Stanley

Whether you’re a fiction writer or professional editor, this series is for you! The quicker the reader catches on…

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Action Scenes with Kristina Stanley

Whether you’re a fiction writer or professional editor, this series is for you! An action scene is where something…

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Scene Middle with Kristina Stanley

Whether you’re a fiction writer or professional editor, this series is for you! The scene must have an arc. Just…

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Flashbacks with Kristina Stanley

Whether you’re a fiction writer or professional editor, this series is for you! A flashback takes the reader from…

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Backstory Different From Revelation with Kristina Stanley

Whether you’re a fiction writer or professional editor, this series is for you! Backstory is the story that…

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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 learns new…

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Tension vs Conflict with Kristina Stanley

Whether you’re a fiction writer or professional editor, this series is for you! To build a series of intense…

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Entry and Exit Hooks with Kristina Stanley

Whether you’re a fiction writer or professional editor, this series is for you! Grabbing the reader’s attention…

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How Anchor a Scene with Kristina Stanley

Whether you’re a fiction writer or professional editor, this series is for you! Leaving a reader adrift is never a…

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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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Scene Name with Kristina Stanley

Whether you’re a fiction writer or professional editor, this series is for you! Having a scene name will help you…

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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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Scene Impact on POV Character with Kristina Stanley

It’s impossible to keep track of the emotional arc of a character without knowing how each scene affects that…

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What if the Goal Fails of Fiction Writing with Kristina Stanley

If there is nothing at stake, then the goal is not strong enough and there won't be tension in the scene. Your client…

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The Goal Related to Plot of Fiction Writing with Kristina Stanley

Linking the goal to the plot will make characters believable. This element enables you to recommend where your client…

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The POV Goal Internal of Fiction Writing with Kristina Stanley

We relate the internal goal of the POV character to a character weakness. The weakness will hinder the character and is…

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The POV Goal of Fiction Writing with Kristina Stanley

The POV goal is what the POV character wants during a scene. Goals drive the story forward. If a character doesn't have…

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The Point of View of Fiction Writing with Kristina Stanley

The point of view character for a scene is a promise to readers that they will experience that scene from that…

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The Character Per Scene of Fiction Writing with Kristina Stanley

The love of your characters will keep your readers coming back. This element gives you a quick method to see who is in…

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The 38 Story Elements of Fiction Writing Series with Kristina Stanley

A great fiction story is made up of a collection of great scenes that flow smoothly from one to another. Discover…

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