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How to Write Body Language for Fiction Characters #amwriting #wip #Romance #writetip

Novel Writing 101:  Body Language for Fiction Characters   Okay.  Quiz time. You want to convey to your reader that your hero is angry.  What body language would you describe? He crosses his legs. He plants his fists on his hips. He strokes his beard. He chews his pen cap. He leans forward in his […]

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Writing Holiday Novels: How to Hook Readers

Amazon.com Widgets Welcome Contemporary Romance Author, Adele Downs! If you’ve ever thought about writing a holiday novel, you’re in the right place! Adele has just released Santa to the Rescue through Entangled Publishing’s Flirt line.  Santa to the Rescue features a sexy firefighter who “saves” Christmas. I asked Adele to share with us her top […]

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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 #7 End Chapters with a Bang

How to Write a Novel:  Tip #7 End Chapters with a Bang In this post, I’ll share 4 bestselling secrets to writing killer cliff hangers for each chapter in your story plot.   When determining how to write a novel, savvy fiction writers plan to end each chapter with “high action.”  In other words, the best-read […]

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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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Young Adult Fantasy: 10 Tips for Writing What’s HOT!

  Note from Adrienne deWolfe:   Please welcome Young Adult Fantasy Fiction author, Lizzy Ford, who has graciously written this guest post for WritingNovelsThatSell.com.  In this column, Lizzy is sharing her Top 10 Tips for Writing What’s Hot in Young Adult Fantasy Fiction. Lizzy released ten books in 2011 and intends to release another ten […]

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How to Write a Novel: Tip #2 Study Your Market

  [HORIZONTAL-SCROLLING]   Tip #2 in the How to Write a Novel: Best Practices series:  Study Your Market  Let’s face it: you’re learning how to write a novel to get your fiction masterpiece in front of an audience.  You want readers, right?  When you’re planning how to write a genre fiction novel (story plot, characterization, etc.), you […]

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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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How to Write a Query Letter & Synopsis That Sell

A fiction book proposal consists of a query letter, a synopsis, and the first three chapters of your manuscript.   You’ll have to master all three selling tools if you hope to win a book contract in 2012. That’s why I’m offering two online writing workshops this month on How to Write a Query Letter and […]

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