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How To End Your Novel & Climax Like A Pro.

If there’s anything writers struggle with even more than beginnings, it is endings. Imagine you’ve captured your reader’s attention, kept her following you for the entire journey, and now all of your hard work comes down to one final scene that will make or break her reading experience. Yikes! Continue reading

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Writing A First Chapter That Will Hook Your Readers And Agents Alike.

Want to hook readers so they can’t walk away from your book? Want to catch an agent’s attention and stand out from the rest of the slush pile? Want to get that elusive word-of-mouth buzz about your book? Writing an amazing first chapter is one of the most powerful ways of achieving these goals. Easier said than done, though, right? 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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Question Of The Week

kill off one of your characters Continue reading

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How To Structure Your Scenes & Why You’ll Be Happy You Did.

Are you inspired to write a compelling scene? Continue reading

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