Recent content by Peter Andrews

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    Craft Surprises, Secrets and Revelations - Adding Memorable Twists to Your Stories with Peter Andrews

    How do you keep a reader engaged? One tool is using the desire to find out what happens next. That means predictability is the death of stories. Many people will put down a mystery as soon as they figure out whodunit. And “spoilers” that give away turns and plot points in a movie or a TV show...
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    Craft Promise of the Premise with Peter Andrews

    What’s your story about? When people ask this question, they are interested in the concept behind it, the idea that makes it intriguing. They want an answer that raises questions and suggests possibilities. As a writer, you want these things, too. After all, if your story’s a novel, you’ll need...
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    Craft Novel in a Month with Peter Andrews

    Committing yourself to writing a novel in a month can help you build good habits, clarify your dedication to writing, and rediscover the joy of storytelling. It may even catalyze the creation of a wonderful book. Learn how to get the most out of this Ironman event of writing (completing a...
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    Character Crazy Bad Villains with Peter Andrews

    From Simon Legree to Hannibal Lector, stand-out villains have captured the imaginations of readers and made stories memorable. The best bad guys won’t hesitate to push against and use the greatest weaknesses or failures of character that a protagonist has. They escalate action, causing harsh...
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    Craft Write Flash Fiction with Peter Andrews

    Don’t have time to write a novel? Well, fewer people have time to read one. That’s why flash fiction is hot, with over 300 paying markets looking for well-formed stories of 1000 words or less. Learn how to write, market and sell these tiny tales.
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    How to Write Fast with Peter Andrews

    Crank up the efficiency and get that novel, short story, article or script DONE. Through exercises, evaluations, tips and technologies, you can learn to write faster. Discover how to break through blocks, get ideas, develop plots, draft and polish in less time without losing quality.
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    Learn to develop YOUR own workshop with Peter Andrews

    Would you like to share your hard-won knowledge of writing? There's a hunger for good courses on craft, genres, promotion, selling, self-publishing, and specifics on key roles (such as detectives for mysteries) and eras (such as the Regency Period). Whatever can give writers guidance or build...