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Take Small Steps to Big Results By Becky Martinez

How do you get started?             When people ask me how to explain the writing process or why I write fiction, I am always stumped for an answer. Stories just seem to come to me. No, they don’t jump out of my head in one big piece, but once I start developing them, they start …
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The Romance Novelist’s Secret Weapon by Angela Knight

It’s tough out there for a romance novelist. Competition in the crowded field of self-publishing is ferocious, and the New York publishing world is even more cutthroat. That’s aside from the distractions provided by YouTube videos and blockbuster movies with dazzling visual special effects. How can a poor writer compete? By using our ultimate secret …
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Which Journey Fits Your Genre? by Mary O’Gara, Ph.D.

The hero’s journey is high testosterone.   We start in the ordinary world, but the inciting incident or first turning point is a blast of disaster that rocks the hero’s world and thrusts him into an adventure he may or may not have wanted.   Tom Clancy and Mary Stewart wrote about characters who didn’t …