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New stuff on the way for SavvyAuthors! by Leslie Dow

We love it here at SavvyAuthors. And by “we” I all of us who work here, volunteer here and learn here. SavvyAuthors has been where many of us met good friends, made industry connections,  and learned the essential skills that launched writing careers. But just like we grow as authors, SavvyAuthors needs to grow, too. …
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How to craft a story that will take the reader on an emotional ride by Romy Sommer

Reading is a unique activity. No other form of entertainment (with the possible exception of virtual reality, which is still beyond the budget of most of us) enables us to so completely immerse ourselves in the action. Movies and TV shows can give us a great thrill ride, but they cannot let us become the …
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Villains, Reboots, and the Problem with Pitches by Lindsay Schopfer

What makes a good villain? I was talking with a friend recently about what makes a protagonist interesting and engaging, and the conversation soon turned to the other end of the spectrum. What makes a good villain? It’s a harder question that you might think. So much of what used to be common wisdom regarding …