TABLE OF CONTENTS

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DEDICATION
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
TESTIMONIALS
TABLE OF CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION
i. Taking Requests - Please Read!
ii. Want jgfairytales to be your Editor or Critic?
iii. Looking for an Editor or Critic?
iv. Top 10 Ways to Edit like an Editor

I. WRITING:
i. Parts of Speech
ii. Brainstorming Titles
iii. Avoiding Run-on Sentences & Comma Splices
iv. Staying Consistent with Verb Tenses
v. Showing vs. Telling
vi. Applying Literary Devices to Your Writing
vii. How to Avoid Writer's Block
viii. Top Grammatical Errors Most Wattpad Writers Struggle With
ix. The Difference Between Lay & Lie - Requested
x. How to Properly Use Hyphens - Requested
xi. When to Use Which & That - Requested
xii. How to Properly Use Dashes - Requested
xiii. The Difference Between Further & Farther - Requested
xiv. Writing a Synopsis for Fiction - Requested
xv. How to Properly Use Commas - Requested

PRACTICE: Writing
ANSWERS: Writing

II. DIALOGUE:
i. Writing Believable Dialogue
ii. How to Properly Format Dialogue
iii. Attribution
iv. Compelling Dialogue
v. Strengthening Your Dialogue
vi. The Dialogue Pitfalls to Avoid

PRACTICE: Dialogue
ANSWERS: Dialogue

III. PLOT:
i. The Structure of a Complete Plot
ii. Building a Plot
iii. Subplots
iv. Building a World
v. The Thing About Clichés

PRACTICE: Plot

IV. PACE & TIMELINE:
i. The Pace of a Story
ii. Setting the Scene
iii. Planning Your Plot Timeline
iv. Your Writing Timeframe
v. Prologues
vi. Epilogues
vii. Writing in Passive vs. Active Voice

PRACTICE: Pace & Timeline
ANSWERS: Pace & Timeline

V. CHARACTERIZATION:

i. Character Archetypes
ii. General Character Questionnaire Template
iii. Creating the Protagonist
iv. Creating the Supporting Cast
v. Creating the Setting
vi. Drafting a Developed Character
vii. Revising for Strong Character
viii. Unnecessary Characters & Characterization Pitfalls
ix. Keeping Characters Consistent - Requested

PRACTICE: Characterization
ANSWERS: Characterization

VI. POINT-OF-VIEW:
i. Point-of-View (POV)
ii. First Person POV
iii. Second Person POV
iv. Third Person POV
v. Alternating Multiple POV's
vi. Rethinking POV
vii. Deep POV - Requested

PRACTICE: POV
ANSWERS: POV

VII. DETAILS & DESCRIPTIONS:
i. Need More Details & Descriptions?
ii. How to Write Vivid Descriptions
iii. How to Stay Clear & Concise

PRACTICE: Details & Descriptions
ANSWERS: Details & Descriptions

VIII. GENRES:
i. What is Genre Fiction?
ii. Wattpad's Genres
iii. Deciphering Between Genres
iv. Choosing Your Genre

PRACTICE: Genres
ANSWERS: Genres

IX. EDITING & REVISING:
i. Following Through
ii. Six Months to a Completed First Draft
iii. After You Complete Your First Draft
iv. How To Revise
v. Editing
vi. Polishing & Fine-Tuning

PRACTICE: Editing & Revising
ANSWERS: Editing & Revising

X. PUBLICATION:
i. Proofreading Tips
ii. Avenues to Publication
iii. Marketing Your Work
iv. Pitching & Querying Agents & Editors
v. Presenting the Final Manuscript
vi. Working With a Literary Agent

PRACTICE: Publication
ANSWERS: Publication

CONCLUSION: Feedback
APPENDIX: Need More Practice?
REFERENCES
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

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