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My first novel started as a writing group challenge: take a character from your work in progress, and put them in a completely different time and place. I took a magician’s apprentice from a swords and sorcery story, plunked him down in a Sherlock Holmes tale, and The...read more
Applied to writing, the word three-dimensional is easy to define as solid, realistic, rounded, and lifelike, even living. The hard part for authors comes in translating these concepts into the craft of writing. Most writers know what is not three-dimensional writing....read more
Are you ready for NaNoWriMo? Most of us can prepare for NaNoWriMo just fine. But can we sustain the crazy pace of writing so many words every day? And even if we do, can that be a manuscript that we will keep and ultimately send off to a publisher? Most writers feel...read more
As many of you know, Twitter has become a hot spot for book publishing industry professionals to gather, tweet out advice, and host a number of giveaways and #AskAgent sessions. For those unfamiliar with Twitter, select hashtags can be used while tweeting, which make...read more
Do you think that writing a novel length story is tough? Well, try taking that 60,000, 85,000, 100,000 or more words and reducing it down to a mere 500 words, or even down to 120 words! That’s definitely a writer’s Seventh Level of Hell. Editors call it a synopsis,...read more
Writing is an adventure, a journey into the world of extraordinary characters. Our most memorable stories resonate with a reader because of unique characters who navigate through a powerful story and respond to the challenges before them with strength and power....read more