Tag Archives: Book Planning

How To Avoid First Page Mistakes.

If your potential reader likes your cover and falls for your blurb, what will come next? The all-important first page is your chance to hook a reader into laying down their cash to purchase your book. How can you avoid … Continue reading

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How To Use The 3 Act Structure While Plotting Your Novel.

I’ll admit that I pantsed my first novel with little or no planning ahead and while this had its advantages the going was slow and often in reverse. So for my current book, I’ve been plotting and planning for months … Continue reading

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How To Foreshadow In Fiction.

A hint here and a dropped clue there, foreshadowing can be one of the most powerful tools a writer has. Done correctly, it can shock and confound the reader, bringing them further into the story. How do you foreshadow? The … Continue reading

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Challenges Of Writing For A Modern Audience

These days is writing a novel easier, harder, or basically the same as it was in the past? In this age of the super information highway, fake news, and instant gratification do your readers expect more and know more. The … Continue reading

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Is Your Book A Series Waiting To Unfold? Do You Have A Plan To Lay It All Out? Here Are A Few Steps To Creating The Novel ‘Series’ Outline.

Over the years, I’d gleaned from interviews with other authors that the planning of their series characters followed one of two paths: either they allowed themselves flexibility for the future, or they moved hastily, and inadvertently penned themselves in. Continue reading

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