So you’re a writer that’s building a fictional world. Your world has different cultures, countries, and a vast historical timeline. But at best, your story’s timeline is just a simple list of events typed out in a document somewhere. Do you fully understand what’s going on in it? Building a world and history can be complicated and it’s easy to feel disoriented in your own story if it’s not organized well.

If this sounds familiar, I feel you.

I struggled with this while I was building the world for my story, O Burning Star. Its world has a long history…


Greenworks 40V 21 inch Self-Propelled Cordless Electric Lawn Mower

Are you looking for a new lawn mower? Maybe even going to an electric mower?

The lawn mower is one of the most important tools in a gardener’s toolkit. The emergence of electric lawn mowers is a game-changer because electric mowers are a more environmentally friendly option than their gas-powered counterparts. In this article, I will be reviewing Greenworks 40V 21 inch Self-Propelled Cordless Electric Lawn Mower so that you can decide if it’s right for your needs or not.

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The advantages of an electric lawn mower over a gas lawn mower

An electric lawn mower is a great alternative to…


Creating Powerful Character Motivation

Character motivation is one of the most important parts of character development. It’s what drives your character and keeps them going throughout the story. Without a strong enough character motivation, readers won’t care about what happens to your character and you’ll have a hard time getting them invested in your story. In this article, we will discuss how to create powerful character motivations for your characters so that they’re engaging, dynamic, and interesting!

What is character motivation?

A character’s motivation is what drives the story from one event to the next in order to achieve the overall goal of the story. …


9 tips on how to write a short story

Creating a short story is not an easy task. It takes creativity, imagination, and writing skills to create something that is engaging for the reader. However, there are plenty of tips that you can use to make your short stories more compelling and interesting! In this article, we will explore how to write a good short story by giving you nine different writing tips. You’ll be ready to publish in no time!

1. Understand the difference between a short story and a novel.

A good short story has several typical elements that include an inciting incident, rising action (progressive complications), climax, and falling action. …


How to write a likeable character | How to make a character likeable

Writing a likable character in your novel can be difficult but it is not impossible. There are many ways to make your characters more likable and believable, which will help readers empathize with them. This article will go over some of the best ways to create a likable character in your story or novel!

1. Introduce your character early on in the story

A good lesson to take early on in the writing process is to introduce your character early on in the story. Readers want to know who they are following and what their motivations are. …


Plot is an important part of any novel. It helps readers know what to expect in the story and develop an interest in it. In order to create a plot for your novel, you need to have a clear idea of your character(s), setting, conflict, and rising action.

In this post we will explore how to create that suspenseful feeling in order to get readers hooked on your novel or screenplay through its rising action.

What is rising action?

Rising action definition: the events and increasing stakes that lead up to the climax of a story.

Rising action is when the main character begins…


5 lessons for marketing your Print on Demand Clothing Brand on Instagram

Print on Demand is a growing side income source for many online entrepreneurs. With the emergence of Print on Demand (POD) vendors like Teespring, Redbubble, and Merch by Amazon, it’s easier than ever to create an online clothing brand without investing upfront capital.

For those new to Print on Demand:

Print on Demand is an online business model where you create designs to be printed on products and a POD vendor prints and ships the printed product whenever it is ordered from your store.

Many people use Print on Demand as just a side hustle. After you have your store…


Using Notion for starting out a new Instagram account meant for growth with a strategy built around performance metrics.

It’s hard to start a brand based on Instagram. What should I post? What hashtags do I use? What’s my niche? And you can’t afford fancy software to keep track of all this and give you suggestions on what to do. How do you know what you’re doing is working when you’re starting?

I run an online clothing brand, Clean Cadence, and I use Instagram as my main source of building its audience.

How do I keep my brand’s Instagram account organized? I use Notion.

Kevin Barrett

Designer | Marketer | Organizer

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