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Freytag's Pyramid: The Five-Act Structure Explained

October 23, 2020 - Perfecting your Craft -

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Freytag’s pyramid is a term that any writer obsessed with story structure will inevitably encounter. Conjuring up notions of dark, ancient tombs, this intimidating-sounding theory is actually very easy to understand. The pyramid, also known as ‘Freytag’s triangle’ or ‘five act structure’, is a straightforward way of organizing narrative. Read on to discover the five ... read more »

20 Amazing Children's Book Illustrators (and How to Hire Them)

October 15, 2020 - Book Design -

20 amazing children's book illustrators

We all had our favorite children’s book illustrators growing up. From Quentin Blake of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory fame to Julia Donaldson of The Gruffalo, the best illustrators not only helped us visualize stories, but also made us fall in love with the sheer possibility of imagination. If you’re writing a children’s book, you, ... read more »

How to Get a Book Deal in 2020

October 12, 2020 - Understanding Publishing -

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Want to know how to get a book deal? From polishing your writing and crafting a query letter, to securing a literary agent and that ever-desirable contract, the process of selling your book to a publisher is fairly straightforward: you just need to be meticulous, patient, and a little bit lucky. Based on our experience ... read more »

What is NaNoWriMo? And How to Win in 2020

October 5, 2020 - Perfecting your Craft -


Ah, fall. Cozy sweaters, pumpkin spice lattes, and… writing marathons? While it may not be the first thing that comes to mind, for many people that’s exactly what this season signals. Every November, writers all over the world sign up for NaNoWriMo and take the next step in their writing journey: writing a novel in ... read more »

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