Daily Archives: May 29, 2018

8 Powerful Ways to Increase Your Writing Prowess—Besides Reading and Writing Every Day – From the Writers in the Storm Blog

Originally posted on Author Don Massenzio:
According to the old adage, “practice makes perfect.” For a writer, reading and writing is practice. So the more you do it, the better a writer you should be, right? In reality, reading and…

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Crime fiction subgenres: Where does your novel fit? – From Louise Harnby’s blog

Originally posted on Author Don Massenzio:
Crime fiction falls into a range of subgenres. Knowing where your novel fits helps you understand what readers expect, which published writers you can learn from, and how you might stand out. This article…

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Writers: How to Stay Motivated

Originally posted on Uninspired Writers:
Good morning writers, I hope you’ve had a great week. My week has been quite a drag and full of ups and downs. Good days and bad days. It got me thinking about how to…

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Inciting Incident In The Context Of The Story Arc

Originally posted on KRISTINA STANLEY:
You’ve written a first draft. And with that major milestone completed, I’ll guess you want others to read your story and love it. That means you need to take your first draft and tell a…

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Your Ultimate First Chapter Checklist, Pt. 3: Introducing the Story – From the Helping Writers Become Authors Blog

Originally posted on Author Don Massenzio:
The reason the first chapter of a story is so complex is because it bears a triple load of responsibility. First, it must hook readers. Then it must offer a compelling and interesting scene…

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Does Your Mystery Novel Need To Have A Solution? [Mystery Month]

Rachel Poli We’ve all read those kinds of books where the ending is left pretty open. Sometimes it’s satisfying, sometimes it’s not. Once in a while it’s okay to leave the ending up to the reader and they can infer … Continue reading

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3 Types of Book Reviews You Can Write and How to Write Them — Author Toolbox

Originally posted on Motown Writers Network . . . Michigan Literary Network:
A book review — your opinion about a book based on evidence from it. We’ve seen them on Amazon and Goodreads. We may have even read a few… but are we…

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