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In the middle of your NaNoWriMo project? Here’s how to keep going

Here’s how to race to the end and overcome the challenges the middle of your novel brings.

November 19, 2019 by Laura Kelly

Character archetypes: the femme fatale

You might know her as a “maneater” or a “vamp”. What is the ‘femme fatale’ archetype, where did it come from, and what is its purpose in fiction? 

October 23, 2019 by Laura Kelly
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Character archetypes: the damsel

Sometimes an archetype can have progressive connotations, whilst others can be outdated and contribute to stereotypes. But, often they can provide a platform for challenging these ideas. What is the damsel archetype, how does it play out in fiction, and what can we learn from it?  What does the saying damsel in distress mean?  The […]

August 30, 2019 by Laura Kelly
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Character archetypes: the mentor

In our first blog in our new archetypes series, we talked about the trickster and what we can learn from them. This time, we’re talking about the mentor. What is the mentor archetype and what can they teach you about writing?

July 30, 2019 by Laura Kelly
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Character archetypes: the trickster

What is the trickster, and how do they play out in fiction?

June 5, 2019 by Laura Kelly
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Feature focus: project outlining and timelines

ApolloPad has great planning tools which will help you visualize the journey ahead. But, what are they, and how can you use them?

May 10, 2019 by Laura Kelly
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Write your novel the easy way with ApolloPad

How can ApolloPad help you draw a solid roadmap for the exciting journey that’s ahead of you?

April 26, 2019 by Laura Kelly
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Does your novel pass the readability test?

Ever wonder what makes commercial fiction appealing for almost all ages? How can readability open up your book to a wider audience?

April 12, 2019 by Laura Kelly
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10 ways fiction writers can get more done

One of the biggest challenges fiction writers face is self-discipline. Although there’s no magic listicle that will get your novel done for you, here’s a list of things that will empower you on your journey.

March 29, 2019 by Laura Kelly

Adventures In Word Counting

The "daily word count" feature of ApolloPad is a little more complicated than it might at first appear. Read on to find out why!

March 20, 2019 by Dave Child