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Advance Your Career by Creating Story Folders by Karen S. Wiesner


Advance Your Career by Creating Story Folders by Karen S. Wiesner Based on Bring Your Fiction to Life: Crafting Three-Dimensional Stories with Depth and Complexity and CPR for Dead or Lifeless Fiction {A Writer’s Guide…

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Article: A Case for Worst Boys By Klara Raškaj


 In the romance genre, we often look for books with a particular trope (i.e. reoccurring theme). The infamous “bad boy” most likely comes to mind. Yes, readers tend to have a strange fascination with these…

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Article: Choosing a Setting: Real or Fiction by Deborah Nolan

Article: Choosing a Setting: Real or Fiction by Deborah Nolan


  Choosing a Setting: Real or Fiction By Deborah Nolan   It’s been said that location is another character in a story.  I think that’s true if the setting is described well enough and with…

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Article: Confessions of a Romance Writer and Reader by Deborah Nolan


  CONFESSIONS OF A ROMANCE WRITER and READER By Deborah Nolan   I am and have always been an avid reader.  As long as I have a book or preferably a stack of books and…

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Article: How I Became an Author of Erotica by Simone Leigh


So…people ask, how did you end up making your living as an Author of Erotica? And d’you know…it was accidental. Not becoming a writer, you understand. That was anything but accidental. I knew by the…

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Article: Inspirational Romance by Regina Andrews


Inspirational Romance By Regina Andrews   Step into the world of Inspirational Romance novels and take a voyage through the entire spectrum of human emotions. Get ready to be uplifted! Get ready to be devastated!…

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Article: Literary Style Courts Thrillers by Linda Kasten


Upon browsing agents’ wish lists the other day, I was puzzled when I saw the request for “literary thrillers”. An interesting term, I thought. Truly contradictory. Right? From everything I know about literary fiction and…

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Article: Police Mystery Thrillers: Getting it Right! By John Schembra


Are you writing police mysteries thrillers? Want to get it right? I do, too, though I may have an advantage, having been a police officer for 30 years. Although the home setting for my books…

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Article: Varieties of Vampires by Margaret L. Carter

Article: Varieties of Vampires by Margaret L. Carter


  Psychoanalyst Ernest Jones, in his 1951 classic nonfiction book On the Nightmare, labels the vampire the most “overdetermined” of monsters in terms of its psychological roots–and, we might add, in terms of its richly…

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Article: What are Mystery, Thriller and Suspense Genres? by Sandy Cummins


Mystery:   The whole point of the story is the big reveal of the bad guy at the end. There must be enough information in the story pointing to the real villain that when they…

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Article: What is a “cozy” Mystery? By Christine DeSmet


The “cozy” mystery features an amateur sleuth who is usually a woman. The sleuth is likeable, smart and earnest, and they go about life with a good sense of humor. She’s rarely a detective or…

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Article: Where do we find our heroes? by Deborah Nolan


WHERE DO WE FIND OUR HEROES? By Deborah Nolan   With Valentine’s Day on the horizon I thought it would be a good time to talk about what makes a romantic hero. The heroes in…

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Avoid a Sagging Middle by Dee Lloyd


AVOID A SAGGING MIDDLE   By DEE LLOYD   No middle should sag. The dragging, sagging pace of the middle of a romance is every bit as unattractive as the lax muscles of a person’s…

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Avoid Rejection… An Editor’s Checklist by Dee Lloyd


AVOID REJECTION… AN EDITOR’S CHECK LIST By DEE LLOYD During my six years as Acquisitions Editor for the now-defunct LTDBooks I must have read several thousand submissions. Many of the manuscripts I reluctantly had to…

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Blurb Writing Series, Part 1: Judge a Book by its Back Cover Blurb by Karen Wiesner


JUDGE A BOOK BY ITS BACK COVER BLURB by Karen Wiesner   Fact 1: Readers judge books by their back cover blurbs just as they might a cover.   Fact 2: Authors and publishers want…

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Blurb Writing Series, Part 2: Crafting Blurbs Overview by Karen Wiesner


Crafting Blurbs Overview by Karen Wiesner   Back Cover Blurbs A back cover blurb can be anywhere from one to four paragraphs. If the whole package is short and punchy, as we’ve said, it’s practically…

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Call for Articles!


  Writers Exchange E-Publishing is trying to really build up our blog to be a place where readers will want to go for the articles and memes on our favourite subject: books! To help with…

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Deep, Multi-Faceted Development and Progression of Romantic Relationships By Karen S. Wiesner


Deep, Multi-Faceted Development and Progression of Romantic Relationships By Karen S. Wiesner   Based on CPR for Dead or Lifeless Fiction {A Writer’s Guide to Deep and Multifaceted Development and Progression of Characters, Plot, and…

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The Stuff Series are Made of by Karen Wiesner


  The Stuff Series Are Made Of By Karen S. Wiesner   “The disease of writing is dangerous and contagious,” Abelard famously said to Heloise. So, too, can a book series become a relentless obsession: It’s…

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World Building, Not Just for Genre Writers by Will Greenway


Writing: World Building, not just for genre writers By Will Greenway Overview When we see the term “world building”, many writers tend to associate this concept with genre fiction, specifically science fiction, fantasy, and often…

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