The life of your characters before the story’s beginning

The life of your characters before the story’s beginning

“When Martina first noticed Paolo walking down the pavement, she couldn’t believe her eyes. Never in her imagination, she thought about meeting Paolo in such an ordinary circumstance.”

Let’s say it is the beginning of a story. What is Martina going to do next? Aren’t Martina’s past encounters with Paolo would shape her behaviors today?

It surely would because the way all of us humans live the day is the result of our way of being and of our experiences right up to that point.

That’s why backstory is so important for your characters, for them to be humans.

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The amazing success of the “Pay What you Want” model

The amazing success of the “Pay What you Want” model

A friend of a friend, a successful salesman at a big company, one of those with Rolex and a tie, told me that bibisco’s business model doesn’t make sense.

It’s okay to give away a trial of the product for free“, he said, “but the free version (bibisco Community Edition) you give away is a complete product, with no time limits of use and even without advertising!

And what about the paid version (bibisco Supporters Edition)? You distribute it with the Pay What You Want model: but who will give more than the minimum required?

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Are your characters people or stereotypes?

Are your characters people or stereotypes?

Harry Potter, Tom Sawyer, Princess Leia, Romeo, and Juliet.

If you are an aspiring writer or an avid reader, you know the abovementioned names aren’t of any ordinary people. They are the protagonists, the main characters of some of the greatest novels of all time.

See, how swiftly you recognized them! As if they were your best companions for a long time. And trust me, they were.

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How to resist distractions and focus on your novel

How to resist distractions and focus on your novel

How to resist distractions and focus on your novel?

It’s a question that comes to many writer’s minds. “It’s about finding inspiration and then putting it down on paper, isn’t it?” They would often say.

Yes, it is.” This would be the brief answer if you ask me. “But, then why aren’t you finishing yours? You have got papers aplenty!

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Are you worthy of the trust of your readers?

Are you worthy of the trust of your readers?

Right now the number of books available to a reader is immense.

Through libraries and bookstores, both physical and online, every reader can access almost every book that has ever been written.

So, today more than ever, the reader by starting to read our novel takes an act of trust.

And the question every author should ask is: am I worthy of the trust of my readers?

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Still procrastinating? Set your goals and finish your novel!

Still procrastinating? Set your goals and finish your novel!

So you are writing your dream novel.

You started time ago and you don’t know when you’ll finish.

Maybe, you write only when you are inspired and when you find the perfect conditions to do it: no issues or concerns at work, no Netflix series to finish, no plans for the weekend.

Or maybe, you struggling on a single word or a sentence, and you don’t move on until you craft the perfect solution.

You think you are growing your novel little by little.

No. You’re procrastinating.

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Best practices for securely managing bibisco projects (version 2.0 to 2.2)

Best practices for securely managing bibisco projects (version 2.0 to 2.2)

What are the best practices for securely managing bibisco projects?

This is one of the questions that bibisco users ask me most, so in this post, we will analyze how bibisco stores projects and the safest way to manage them.

Let’s start from the beginning: bibisco is a desktop application, just like Microsoft Word or LibreOffice, and it stores all the data on your computer.

Therefore, there are no copies of your work on the web: neither at bibisco.com nor at Gumroad, the e-commerce platform that distributes bibisco.

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