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  For many years, fairy tale stories have delighted people in the form of novels, short stories and movies. This unique type of story has certain features that make it what it is; you know you are reading a fairy tale story when:   It starts with “Once upon a time”, ” Long ago, in… Read More


  The beginning of a story is essential, and in terms of getting published, the beginning is the most crucial part of the whole story. How you begin, determines whether the editor or reader’s level of captivation and will determine whether or not they read on. Ideally, your beginning should spring the expectations of the… Read More


  Having had a couple of weeks off writing for The Busy Writer’s Notebook, I want to jump back in with some more writing prompts, to help you get started writing, or for when you feel halted within your writing. Today, I’ll look at some interesting and different romance story ideas which you can use… Read More