2014 Publisher News: December, Writers Exchange hits 14 years!


I realised this morning that Writers Exchange E-Publishing has been going 14 years this month! I hadn’t even thought about it, but a couple of people congratulated me on LinkedIn, it must be in my…

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CPR for Dead or Lifeless Fiction: A Writer's Guide to Deep and Multifaceted Development and Progression of Characters, Plots, and Relationships 2 covers

3D Fiction Fundamentals Series, Volume 5: CPR for Dead or Lifeless Fiction: A Writer’s Guide to Deep and Multifaceted Development and Progression of Characters, Plots, and Relationships by Karen S. Wiesner


Characters: Do your characters have no obvious signs of life, nothing that gives them unique personality, perspective, and passion? Does it seem like their conflicts are ones they truly care about and have an intensely…

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

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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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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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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Cameron Cummins


Cameron grew up reading fantasy and science fiction. He also read a lot of web-novels and Light Novels from Japan and China.   Killing god, Book 1: Darkness from the Light by Cameron Cummins

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Cohesive Story Building Worksheets Covers

Cohesive Story Building WORKSHEETS by Karen S. Wiesner


All the worksheets, checklists, and exercises from Cohesive Story Building are included here in a usable format, namely Rich Text Format (RTF), which allows for cross-platform document exchange and which most word processors are able…

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Getting to know our authors: Karen Wiesner


  Meet Writers Exchange Author, Karen Wiesner:⁠ ⁠ “I’m a lifelong reader. I remember nostalgically lazy days as a child, too young to have worldly cares, let alone responsibilities, opening a book and getting lost…

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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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Today’s new writing advice quote from Writers Exchange


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Today’s new writing Quote from Writers Exchange


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Today’s Writing Quote from Writers Exchange


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Why I Write Science Fiction and Fantasy By Jeffrey G. Roberts

Why I Write Science Fiction and Fantasy By Jeffrey G. Roberts


  Why I Write Science Fiction and Fantasy By Jeffrey G. Roberts   There are many genres in literature, and many more sub genres within these categories. And though I have written stories in most…

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Writing Advice post from Ian Rankin and Writers Exchange


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Writing Advice quote from Writers Exchange


Don’t give up…

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

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


Writing: 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…

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

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


Writing: 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…

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Writing: Scene business, style, and dialogue by Will Greenway

Writing: Scene business, style, and dialogue by Will Greenway


Writing: 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…

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