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Newbie #Writing Fail: The Billion Character Book @AdriennedeWolfe #writetip #WIP #amwriting

One day, after I became a bestselling author, I dragged out the first manuscript I'd ever finished. Secretly, I had always believed that novel was the most wonderful story in the world. In my not-so-humble opinion, every New York editor who'…
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What's the Secret to Writing Bestselling Heroes?

Have you ever wondered how bestselling authors can get away with writing the same hero over and over again? I’m not talking about carrying an original character into a spin-off  novel or sequel (like Ian Fleming did with James Bond.) I’m…
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Amateur Writing: Do Your eBooks Give Indie Authors a Bad Name?

Picture Yours Truly indulging in a rare pleasure these days:  taking time to open a new book, published by a small electronic press. The cover of the book I’m browsing looks good. The author has been published before by this small press. …
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Literary Gatekeepers: Professional Readers Impact Novel Sales

Editor's Note: Please welcome Helen Carey, who has worked as a professional reader for two book publishers and a literary agent. Helen has agreed to share her “insider secrets” about the real, behind the scenes power that a professional…
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Writing Dialogue for Novels: Tips for Cursing and Swearing

I just finished reading an interesting post by a published author. This writer was lamenting the number of flaming criticisms that readers posted, objecting to the F* bomb in the author's Contemporary Romance novel. While I heartily empathize…
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Write the Way a Stripper Dances: Tips for Starting a Novel

Tattling time . . . I’ve been judging submissions for a fiction-writing contest.  I absolutely love finding new talent and encouraging writers to forge ahead with their publishing dream. What I DON’T love is wading through reams of background…
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Writer's Relief: Help for Aspiring Authors

“Is there some deep, dark secret to getting published? Why won’t an editor buy my book?” As a book writing coach and multi-published author, I’m asked that question a lot. Believe me, I can empathize with the pain of aspiring…
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Write a Memoir with Feeling to Make it Memorable

Whether you are planning to write your personal story as a memoir, or to write a novel based upon your life’s experience, you must find ways to connect with the emotions of your reader if you want your story to be remembered. New writers…