[perfectpullquote align=”full” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””] To gain your own voice, you have to forget about having it heard. -Allen Ginsberg. [/perfectpullquote]
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It’s no crime to start your creative process with the protagonist. He is, after all, the hero of the story–the whole reason for the story. He’s presumably the most interestingand likable person in the entire book.
- Suspense writing: 7 hacks to notch up tension | NOW NOVEL
Suspense writing, when executed well, turns a simple story into an engrossing page-turner.Tension and pacing, narrative structure, elements of setting and character development are all important in writing suspenseful stories. Here are 7 ways to create suspense in fiction.
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- 7 Simple things to remember about setting | WRITERS WRITE
You have these awesome characters, a thrilling plot with an epic story goal, but where are they? You have to create a complete picture. If you don’t, you run the risk of alienating your reader. We will not believe you, because we need the backdrop.
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Voice is interesting. Voice isn’t just your go-to vocabulary, your understanding of grammatical structure, your knowledge of rhythm. Voice is more ambiguous, more ethereal.
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During my tenure as an instructor, the biggest problem I see on a weekly basis are screenwriters who have trouble with action sequences.
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Another day, another Kindle Unlimited scam. This time, it’s prawns! Well, shrimps for US readers.
The Myth About Print Coming Back and Bookstores on the Rise | JANE FRIEDMAN
I belong to a wide range of Facebook groups and follow a lot of media news, and few things are more frustrating than people who celebrate the apparent “resurgence” of print and the comeback of independent bookstores as some kind of “win” over ebooks and digital media.
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The sorry saga of fake reviews on Amazon continues with a new tactic to thwart the practice.
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Crowdfunding can market and presell your book. Since most books fail to turn a profit, the ability to raise money and reader enthusiasm before expenses is a valuable resource.
How to use your book’s back matter to MASSIVELY boost your fanbase, get more shares, and explode your platform | CREATIVINDIE
So my books are doing pretty good; I’ve moved Shearwater to permafree and got over 5,000 downloads this month. But that made me realize I was probably missing a MAJOR opportunity to connect with those readers, so I checked my back copy (the material at the end of my book) and found it seriously wanting.
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