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christina-greenaway's picture
Apr.11.2014
Written in Ruberah is about a woman who feels hard-wired to be with the man she loves but who cannot realize that love because of a debt she bears from a previous life in ancient Ruberah. I wanted to set a novel in Cornwall, UK, where I grew up. I felt the lush countryside, the moors, and the...
brian-moreland's picture
Sep.14.2013
Today, I'm sharing how I develop and write my novels. I have a unique process that's helped me write the first draft of novels in less than 9 months and complete novellas as fast as two weeks. This article covers the steps I take in writing a novel from start to finish. In my next post, I will post...
anita-sinclair's picture
Aug.19.2013
Rhetorical question: What sadist came up with the idea of a book synopsis? First it was 1000 words, then it was 1000 characters, which is three paragraphs. It's like you give birth to this book after years of hard labor and are asked to cut of its arms and legs, then its head. Which, I...
luke-james's picture
Dec.16.2012
I heard tell the five elements of a synopsis are:  a (1) hero who finds himself stuck in a (2)  situation from which he wants to free himself by achieving a (3)  goal.  However, there is a (4) villain who wants to stop him from this, and if he's successful, will cause the hero...
chris-h-stevenson's picture
Aug.12.2012
Talking about submissions here, folks. You know, those nasty little packages you send off to agents and editors. Yep, those. Commonly called the query-go-round, query hell, or jumping on the sub train, we all go through it sooner or later and many of us are stuck on it for a time, or are...
chris-h-stevenson's picture
Aug.05.2012
Talking about submissions here, folks. You know, those nasty little packages you send off to agents and editors. Yep, those. Commonly called the query-go-round, query hell, or jumping on the sub train, we all go through it sooner or later and many of us are stuck on it for a time, or are...
earl-merkel's picture
May.26.2012
There's a new piece in the marketing packet for the in-submission FIRE OF THE PROPHET, for a mailing to houses scheduled for next week. Humor, I hope, is in the "heading(s)." * * * In the world of espionage and terrorism,nothing is ever quite what you’d expect. It’s always worse. Such is the core...
ann-duke's picture
Dec.18.2011
It's been 3 years since my last post. Where have I been? Like many aspiring writers, working at my day job, squeezing precious moments on the computer whenever I can. Finally, my children's book is done and ready to launch into the world. I am entering a local contest and one of the...
harrison-solow's picture
Sep.24.2011
[Contains Spoliers] Brief Lives Vitam brevem esse, longam artem. In other words, it may take too long to cultivate any art, even that of monstrous self-centeredness. One may perfect it in a lifetime, if one were born that way, or at least so inclined at a very early age - but learn it in adulthood...
pauline-rowson's picture
Apr.08.2011
I've started planning the next DI Andy Horton marine mystery crime novel, number eight in the series, which is set against the backdrop of the sea on the South Coast of England. How much planning is required when structuring a crime novel? The answer to that question varies with the author.  Some...