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10 Lessons for Writing a Series by Laura Kaye

Today’s Savvy Authors Winter Bootcamp focus article is on writing a series. Laura Kaye originally published this article on the 7th of June 2013. Enjoy. ~Angel (Savvy Authors Blog Diva) It’s great to be back at Savvy Authors again, this time to celebrate the release of my tenth novel, South of Surrender. This book is the third book in …
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The Internal Conflict Formula That Generates Plot Points and Strengthens Theme by Lynn Johnston

Internal conflict is what happens when a character wants two things that are mutually exclusive.  Sometimes the conflict will be something big:  perhaps your heroine is in love with George but also lusts after Fred, and she’s unable to choose which man she wants to be with. Or maybe she’s a homicide detective, and she …
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A Good Novel Is a Treasure Map by Mary Margaret Pollard, editor, Black Velvet Seductions

The MM in Workshops with MM Think of a book as a treasure map. Readers know if the book is written well with clues throughout the story, they will find treasure at the end. In romance, it’s the happily ever after for the hero and heroine. In suspense/thriller novels, it’s the good guy catching the …