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6 Tips for Getting Rid of Writer's Block

<b>1. Interview your character.</b> Imagine sitting down over coffee with a character in your story. Come up with a slew of questions and write out your …

How to Get Violence Right in Your Fiction

Photo credit: Louish Pixel via Visualhunt / CC BY-NC-NDToday’s guest post is by Fred Johnson (@fredbobjohn), an editor with Standout Books.For new …

Creative Writing

What is cliché? Cliché examples (and how to avoid)

Ever wanted to groan out loud at how obvious and unoriginal a phrase, plot point or character in a book was? Common clichés in fiction weaken the …

Creative Writing

Writing Fear: How To Scare Your Readers

Writers can suffer from recurring nightmares: you know, the one where the literary agent at the conference laughs at you in front of your friends, or …

Horror/Scary: 6 Types of Cliffhangers

<b>Horror/Scary</b><p>This week: <b>6 Types of Cliffhangers</b><p>1. About this Newsletter<br>2. A Word from our Sponsor<br>3. Letter from the Editor<br>4. Editor's Picks<br>5. A Word …

Horror

Evolution

• <b>Author:</b> Kyle West<p>After two months in Skyhome, Alex and the crew are ready to depart for the next phase of their mission - convincing Emperor Augustus of the Nova Roma Empire to join them in their attack on the Great Blight.<p>But when they enter the Empire's borders, they find far more than they …

Robogenesis

• <b>Author:</b> Daniel H. Wilson<p><b>The stunningly creative, epic sequel to Wilson's blockbuster thriller and New York Times bestseller Robopocalypse</b><p>"The machine is still out there. Still alive."<p>Humankind had triumphed over the machines. At the end of <i>Robopocalypse</i>, the modern world was largely devastated, …

7 Hitchcockian Secrets To Writing Amazing Suspense

Image: Matthew Loffhagen<p>Shares 950<p><i>Tony Lee Moral is the author of three books on Alfred Hitchcock: Hitchcock and the Making of Marnie; The Making of</i> …