Writing Tips from Amanda Patterson

5 Ways To Tell If Your Backstory Is Getting In The Way Of Your Book

Is Your Backstory A Threat To Your Book?

A few weeks ago, I wrote about how backstory should be seen as the scar tissue of your book. It is necessary. It will always be there, but we don't need to explain it until the reader wants to know about it, or needs to…
3 Easy Ways To Improve SEO For Your Blog

3 Easy Ways To Improve SEO For Your Blog

Well done. You've created your blog or website. You've chosen a fabulous template that suits your blog's story. Your formatting looks awesome. Your content matches your 'About Us' page. You've checked that your links to social media platforms are working. You know that there are millions of…
A Step-By-Step Guide To Help You Write Notices

A Step-By-Step Guide To Help You Write Notices

What is a notice? A notice is a formal means of communication. The purpose of a notice is to announce or display information to a specific group of people. Notices are generally meant to be pinned up on specific display boards whether in schools or…

Why Backstory Should Be The Scar Tissue Of Your Book

Backstory is necessary. We all come from somewhere. Things have happened to us along the way. However, people would run screaming from us if we unburdened everything to them after our first introduction. If we find people interesting, we will ask them questions about how…
5 Ways To Get Your Characters Back On Track

5 Ways To Get Your Characters Back On Track

Do you feel as if your story is stuck? Is your character feeling unmotivated? Sometimes, it feels as if he or she is deliberately stopping the action. After all, if they are like real people your characters don't like change. Here are five simple ways…

A Step-By-Step Guide To Help You Format Your Emails

We have written many posts about writing effective emails and how to ensure good email etiquette. It is an essential skill for anybody who runs a business. In today's post, I want to help you format your email. How To Set Up And Format Your…
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