Writing Advice Article: How To Advance Your Writing Career by Creating Story Folders

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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Advice for New Authors by Karen S. Wiesner

Advice for New Authors by Karen S. Wiesner


  Advice for New Authors From Karen S. Wiesner   First, I don’t believe there are absolutes in writing. There are so many writing trends, no-no’s, and must-do’s. I admit I find most of them…

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Arrested Development by Karen S. Wiesner

Arrested Development by Karen S. Wiesner


Arrested Development 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 to Deep and Multifaceted Development…

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Avoid a Sagging Middle by Dee Lloyd

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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Article: How to Avoid Rejection... An Editor's Checklist

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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Writing Advice Article by Will Greenway: Beyond Villains -- Addressing Antagonists in Detail

Beyond Villains — Addressing Antagonists in Detail


Beyond Villains –Addressing Antagonists in Detail By Will Greenway ‘Villain’ is a dated term. It brings to mind a particular kind of bad guy that has become kind of a toothless foil in both the…

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

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

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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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


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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Writing: Dynamic Beginnings (1 of 2) by Will Greenway

Dynamic Beginnings (1 of 2) by Will Greenway


Dynamic Beginnings (1 of 2) By Will Greenway The opening of your novel or short story is crucial. It must be well written, catchy, and evocative. Sometimes, no matter how hard you try, your opening…

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

How to Choose 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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How to Start Writing a Book from Scratch By Writers Exchange E-Publishing

How to Start Writing a Book from Scratch By Writers Exchange E-Publishing


  Starting a book from scratch can be an exciting but daunting process. The thought of creating an entire world and bringing characters to life can be overwhelming, but with the right approach and mindset,…

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

How to Write 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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Writing: Scene business, style, and dialogue by Will Greenway

Scene business, style, and dialogue by Will Greenway


Scene business, style, and dialogue By Will Greenway Viewpoint is one the most important aspects of writing. It is the eye through which readers see your work. Creating a strong viewpoint “presence” within your story…

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The Stuff Series are Made of by Karen Wiesner

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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Unveiling the Supernatural Symphony: The Crucial Role of Dialogue in Paranormal Fiction

Unveiling the Supernatural Symphony: The Crucial Role of Dialogue in Paranormal Fiction


  In the enchanted realms of paranormal fiction, where ghosts whisper secrets and werewolves prowl beneath the moon’s glow, dialogue serves as the invisible tether that binds readers to the otherworldly narrative. Beyond mere conversation,…

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

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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World Building, Not Just for Genre Writers

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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Writing: Dynamic Beginnings (2 of 2) by Will Greenway

Writing: Dynamic Beginnings (2 of 2) by Will Greenway


Dynamic Beginnings (2 of 2) By Will Greenway If you read the material on Dynamic Beginnings and the 8 rules for starting a novel or short story, this article contains additional “starter” tips and some…

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