How to Use a Myth or Classic Tale to Write Your Novel

To rewrite a myth or classic and make it good, you should read A LOT of myths or classics. That way, you understand the form. If you read just one, or know only a little bit about the genre, you're not going to have an easy time writing one.

Stephen King famously said, “If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot.”

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Why You Should Write a Strong Female Lead (and how to)

Let's be honest. We love strong female characters. In our books, movies, and tv: (think Katniss Everdeen, Daenerys Targaryen, Morgause, and Hermione Granger).

So we know we love to read about (and watch) strong female characters, but what makes them strong? How do you write a strong female lead, and why should you?

Strength doesn't necessarily mean physically strong...though with the likes of Katniss there's no doubting her physical prowess. Strong women know how to handle themselves (and they also know when they're uncertain).

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