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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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ePublishing from a Publisher’s Perspective: Nina Paules, CEO

Note from Adrienne deWolfe:  I’m thrilled to welcome today’s guest columnist, my publisher’s very own CEO: Nina Paules, founder of ePublishing Works. Here’s your chance to ask lots of questions (via the Comments Section) of an industry professional who know’s digital publishing inside and out! EPublishing Works, which is headquartered in Pennsylvania, tripled in size […]

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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 talking about supplying the same archetypal persona for every protagonist ever written.  (If you […]

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Writing Tips: How to Stand Out in a Crowded Genre

Whether you write Mystery, Romance, Fantasy, or some other genre, you’ll find the writing tips in today’s guest post invaluable!   Please help me welcome award-winning author, Lois Winston, whose heroine-sleuth was dubbed by Kirkus Reviews: “North Jersey’s more mature answer to Stephanie Plum.”  Lois is the author of the Anastasia Pollack Crafting Mystery Series. […]

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Secret to Writing Novellas: A Bestseller’s Tips for Writing Short

Secret to Writing Short: A Bestseller’s Tips for Writing Novellas If you’re writing for the ebook market, the ability to write short is a definite advantage: Ebook readers prefer to download an entire series in one fell swoop.  The shorter you write, the more books you can out-put. More published books means more opportunities for […]

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Writing Novels: 10 Evil Gremlins of Writers Block Doom a Good Story

Writing Novels: 10 Evil Gremlins of Writers Block Doom a Good Story How’s your novel writing going? Are you making progress toward your book goals today?  Or have you fallen victim to one of these 10 nefarious Writing Gremlins from the shadowy realm of Writer’s Block? 1. Mind Muncher This warty, pug-nosed menace chew ups […]

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8 Urban Myths to Squelch During Story Critiques

  8 Urban Myths to Squelch During Story Critiques Part 6 in the 6-part series:  How to Get the Most from Story Critiques One of the toughest lessons you will ever learn as an aspiring author is how to recognize personal prejudice  or worse, “Urban Myths,” during a story critique. Not all story critics are […]

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Story Critiques: 9 Point Checklist for Book Manuscripts

  Story Critiques:  9 Point Checklist for Book Manuscripts Part 5 in the 6-part series:  How to Get the Most from Story Critiques Reading the full-length manuscript of a writing peer is a labor of love. Like any labor, a 400+ page story critique can become tedious work. In a time crunch, you may be […]

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Base Story Critiques on Foundations of Fiction, Not Bias

  Base Story Critiques on Foundations of Fiction, Not Bias Part 4 in the 6-Part Series:  How to Get the Most From Story Critiques Other fiction writers won’t find your story critiques helpful if you base the lion’s share of your evaluations on personal bias or worse, on Urban Myths related to publishing.   What […]

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Story Critiques: Slashing Pages Not Always the Answer

  Story Critiques: Slashing Pages Not Always the Answer Part 3 in the 6-Part Series:  How to Get the Most From Story Critiques   Anyone can critique fiction. Licenses aren’t required. College degrees aren’t necessary. However, if a fiction writer trusts your opinion and hands you her prose, please exercise compassion when writing a critique. […]

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