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11 Writing Tips That Will Change Your Life

by Marcy McKayThere seems to be two different camps regarding the writing process. One adheres to a strict regime of rules and writing tips to …

Creative Writing

Five tips for would-be writers – No 1: if you want to shine, you have to polish

The road to publication is often paved with rejection, says myfirstbookdeal.com blogger Caroline Madden, where she interviews authors such as Donal …

Author Joy Fielding shares secrets behind her bestselling success

For more than 40 years now, Joy Fielding has been churning out blood-curdling bestsellers with staggering consistency. Her latest and 25th novel – <i>Someone Is Watching</i> – contains many of the Fielding signatures: a strong female heroine, an unknown evil-doer and a mystery that will keep you reading …

Writing

25 Things To Know About Writing The First Chapter Of Your Novel

1. Every Book A Hook (And The First Chapter’s The Bait)<p>A reader walks into a bookstore. Spies an interesting book. What does she do? Picks it up. …

10 Ways to Fake a Professional Edit

Shares 667<p>OLD POST ALERT! This is an older post and although you might find some useful tips, any technical or publishing information is likely to be …

The Heart of Great Stories-How to Create Clear, Interesting Character OBJECTIVES - Kristen Lamb

Friday, we talked about how to create protagonists readers will love. James Scott Bell in his book <i>Plot & Structure</i> introduces what he calls the LOCK …

Common Writing Mistakes and How to Amend Them

It's possible that you've been making some mistakes in your writing but weren't aware that you were doing so. Here are a few of the most common …

How to Create Conflict and Plot Out of Character by K.M. Weiland

If you’re a NaNoWriMo participant or wannabe, you know that we’re counting down the days to the 2013 challenge with lots of blog posts to help you …

How I Built a Blog Audience of Over 100,000 Readers in Two Years

Photo Credit: x-ray delta one<p>Every writer needs a tribe. That much is clear.<p>Without an audience of readers, your words will fall on deaf ears — no …

Writing

Fifteen Ways to Write a Novel

The Word Target<p>What: You don’t let yourself leave the keyboard each day until you’ve hit 2,000 words.<p>Why: It gets you started. You stop fretting over …