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Get Mention in eMag: #Free Promo 4 #Authors #Writetip #Romance #Mystery #Paranormal

  CALLING ALL AUTHORS:  I am writing a REBELS, RAKES & ROGUES article for the website of BTS eMag. Whenever I write columns for BTS, I like to spread the love and include as many quotes from published authors as I can. So here is your opportunity to reach 67K readers without spending a dime! […]

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Writing Dialogue: Why Characters Shouldn’t Talk Like Real People

Writing Dialogue:  Why Characters Shouldn’t Talk Like Real People I know, I know:  you’ve been told the exact opposite about dialogue writing by every other fiction teacher and book writing coach on the planet.  And they were right.  To a point.  Now I’m here to explain to all you hard-working fiction writers why your characters […]

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How to Write a Novel: Tip #12 Great Endings Sell Books

How to Write a Novel: Tip #12 Great Endings Sell Books  Savvy writers of commercial fiction understand that the ending of a book must serve a dual purpose: 1)  The ending is where your final (and most important) plot thread is logically resolved.  2)  The ending is a sales tool for your next novel – […]

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How to Write a Novel: Tip #11 Create Killer Villains

How to Write a Novel:  Tip #11 Create Killer Villains I’ve always considered Villains more fun to write than Heroes. In most commercial fiction (Romance, Mystery, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Thrillers, Westerns, and Horror), Heroes have to overcome their obstacles in an honorable way before they can win the girl, save the world, or solve the […]

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How to Write a Novel: Tip #9 Battle Between the Sexes

  How to Write a Novel: Tip #9 Battle Between the Sexes Men and women do not think alike.  You, being either one or the other, already know this fact.  However, you may have trouble writing it.  When it comes to male / female psychology, it helps to think in terms of Alpha/Beta personality types.  […]

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How to Write a Novel: Tip #5 Characters Must Grow

  Tip #5 in the How to Write a Novel: Best Practices series:  Characters Must Grow As you’re planning how to write a novel, one of your greatest tasks will be determining how your main character will evolve throughout your genre fiction story. “The personages in a tale shall be alive, except in the case of corpses.  […]

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How to Write a Novel: Tip #1 Character vs Story Plot

If you’re wondering how to write a novel – or more importantly, how to start a novel – you’re at the “write” place!  Each week, for the next few months, I’ll be posting tips and best practices for fiction writers on the WritingNovelsThatSell.com blog.  So let’s get started!   Tip #1:  Character vs Story Plot […]

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Creature Feature: How to Write Animal Characters (Humor)

Greetings, Humans!  It is I, Prince Rael the Magnificent, beloved STAR guest columnist, writing the first Creature Feature ever to appear in the Writing Novels That Sell blog! Today’s post discusses a topic that is uppermost in the mind of every (self-respecting) writer:  How to Write Cat Characters.   Er . . . I mean, How […]

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