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Readability is essentially ensuring that your writing is clear and concise for your readers, such that there leaves no room for doubt as they read through your work.

The entire process should be effortless for your readers, they should be able to grasp the ideas and concepts easily.

Making your work readable is important as most people tend to stop reading if it’s too confusing and convoluted. You definitely want your readers to finish reading your entire work!

Readability score

Before moving on to how you can improve the readability of your work, we should understand how readability is determined.

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The Hero’s Journey is just as the name implies — it is a plot structure that follows the protagonist’s journey into an unknown world where he gains new skills and friends, face enemies who he eventually defeats, and receives a reward and returns home a changed person.

It is a common story structure that has been used by many writers for their novels, plays and screenplays.

Examples include Harry Potter, Star Wars, The Lord of the Rings, The Mortal Instruments (City of Bones), The Lion King and so much more. …


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Readability is essentially ensuring that your writing is clear and concise for your readers, such that there leaves no room for doubt as they read through your work.

The entire process should be effortless for your readers, they should be able to grasp the ideas and concepts easily.

Making your work readable is important as most people tend to stop reading if it’s too confusing and convoluted. You definitely want your readers to finish reading your entire work!

Check Your Readability score

Before moving on to how you can improve the readability of your work, we should understand how readability is determined.

Developed by…


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Writers, both experienced and novice are not immune to making mistakes while writing a novel. These mistakes could come in the form of grammatical errors, plot holes or even a bad concept.

As such, their novels may become boring or less interesting as the readers flip the pages, and thus, they might not even want to finish the book. Not to mention, it might not get published at all.

To avoid such scenarios, it’s important to know the different kinds of common novel writing mistakes and understand how to not commit said mistakes as you write; or learn how to…


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Fountain is a simple markup syntax that makes screenwriting, editing and sharing easy as you can write in plain text on any text editor, on any device.

Since ideas and inspiration come and go, it’s important to be able to work on your screenplay whenever, wherever. However, that might be difficult without Fountain. With Fountain, you are able to write your screenplay on any text editing software on any device, such as your phone, and not have to worry about the many formatting rules of a screenplay.

Inspired by John Gruber’s Markdown, a text-to-HTML conversion tool that makes it easy…


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What’s your definition of a villain? According to the dictionary, a villain is someone who is cruel and malicious, and is involved in acts of wickedness and/or crime.

While our definition might be similar to the dictionary’s, a villain is actually much more complex than what we think.

So what exactly is a villain?

A villain is an important character as he drives the plot, along with the hero. His actions and values oppose the hero’s, who is often the protagonist, thus making the villain the antagonist.

Both are main characters, they are necessary for the story to progress and unfold. Imagine a story without a…


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Having a great plot and story is not sufficient for your novel or screenplay to become a hit. You need to have a diverse and unique cast of characters, and in particular, a compelling protagonist.

What’s a protagonist?

A protagonist is usually the person that the story revolves around and focuses on. The readers will follow along with his/her journey and thus, you would want to write a protagonist who your readers will empathize with in order to form a connection between your reader and the character, and by extension, the story.

The protagonist’s goals are what drives the plot and the story…


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JotterPad was designed to equip writers with tools to help them become even better in their craft.

With multiple functions, writers will find themselves honing their writing skills on the go, improving their work as they write.

What are these tools?

You might be wondering what exactly are these tools that make JotterPad special?

This article focuses on the Suggestions/Lint tool, under the Inspector function.

However, before going into more details on how Suggestions/Lint is an interesting and useful tool for writers, let’s first take a look at more general tools.

General Tools

These are essentially functions offered on most writing softwares, and JotterPad is no…


Markdown is a lightweight markup syntax which allows you to write and read easily with plain text formatting. It is also a text-to-HTML conversion tool developed by John Gruber and Aaron Swartz.

Developed in 2004, Markdown was designed to be a language that is easily readable instead of looking like it has been marked up with various tags and formatting instructions. Hence, Markdown is an alternative to What You See Is What You Get (WYSIWYG) text editors since a Markdown document can be published as it is due to its syntax.

Additionally, Markdown uses characters that many of us are…


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Before you begin to write your novel, it is important to have the appropriate tools to help you write efficiently and well.

This comes in the form of novel writing software, which should have features such as:

  • Word processor to write and save in
  • Checks for grammatical and spelling errors
  • Organizes your manuscript

While these are but a couple of common features, it is totally up to you to decide on what features you deem important when selecting your novel writing software.

JotterPad is a great tool for both beginners and professionals alike. With functions that not only help to…

JotterPad

JotterPad is a professional text editor that helps you to write better, assisting you while you start on your next best-selling novel and screenplay.

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