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Grammar/ Technical Resources


Word Count & Chapter Length

The Industry Standard for Word Counts (PB, MG, YA, Novels)

AR Book Finder - Find the word counts of your favorite books. 



Character Driven Stories





Kidlit: Positive and Negative Motivations



Antagonists



Let Your Villains Take the Lead

There is No Bad Guy: What to do when your Antagonist isn't a Villain

Plotting


Janice Hardy on plotting 


Seven Steps for Plotting and Pacing



Worksheets

Show, Don't Tell


POV


Voice

The Power of Voice

I'd Know That Voice Anywhere


Sequels

5 Rules for How to Write a Sequel for your Book

Storytelling





Beginnings


Scenes

10 Ways to Launch Strong Scenes

Editing/ Revisions


See our page on Revisions

Dialogue


10 Dos and Don'ts for Writing Realistic Dialogue 



General Writing








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