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What makes a book good? By Yvonne Walus

Can you name a book that you and all your friends agree on? One that is unanimously considered either so brilliant it’s impossible to put down, or so bad it’s impossible to finish? If you can, you’re probably an exception. (Or you have a group of unusually like-minded friends.)   I can’t. Can’t name one …
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Is Your Book’s Setting A Legitimate Character? By Yvonne Walus

What is a character? Can your book’s setting act as a character in the story? What does that even mean? Characters have morals, personality, emotions and mood swings. They want, they feel, they act. Most of all, they influence and plot. Often, they will also change themselves as the story progresses. How can a setting …
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Why Include Erotic Scenes In Your Fiction? by Eve Summers

You can’t blame it on Fifty Shades Of Grey because explicit sex scenes are far from new to the fiction world. Think Marquis de Sade’s book or Lady Chatterley’s Lover. Back in the 1980s, Shirley Conran shot up to fame with blow-by-blow accounts of sexual encounters in her bestseller Lace, Jackie Collins did it with …