Writing Blurbs that Sizzle--and Sell 3d cover

3D Fiction Fundamentals Collection, Volume 7: Writing Blurbs That Sizzle–And Sell! by Karen S. Wiesner


  Make your book fly off the shelves!   Every author knows what a back cover blurb is, but crafting an effectively good one is no easy task. Many writers outright dislike writing them or…

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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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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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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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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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Reviews for 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


Reviews: 5 Stars! “Highly recommended new book to bring your novel writing ‘ALIVE‘! Karen S. Wiesner has yet again written a stellar book for writers at all stages looking for new energy in their storytelling…

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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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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 Advice post from Ian Rankin and Writers Exchange


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Writing advice quote from Stephen King and Writers Exchange


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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: 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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