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Feb.09.2011
Author Of Best Seller, LOST RELIC OF THE GODS, 2012
Buy my Best Seller e-book, $1.99 on Amazon. Study how to build suspense, mystery,action, momentum. Then, just write yours---write your heart out. Never give up; never quit; take no crap from anybody, and just keep writing. BELIEVE IN YOURSELF, and remember: there is no such thing as "an...
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Sep.06.2010
Losat Relic Of the Gods - Political Conspiracy Thriller
Lost Relic Of The Gods - Suspense Mystery Political Conspiracy Theory Paranormal Horror Occult THRILLER Book "Friedberg's views are divisive, provocative, and dangerous."  "But just what are...they? What IS he? Marxist, fascist, anarchist, atheist, agnostic, New Age--or, just What...
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Aug.23.2010
Lost relic Of The Gods
Fires burning, bodies charred, human sacrifices, demons awakened and the total destruction of the world and humanity and that’s not all. One demon bowl whose power envelopes the holder and those that behold it, one King who worships idols and who has betrayed Yahweh and an evil Queen and Priest who...
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Aug.23.2010
Author, LOST RELIC OF THE GODS
In real life Jeffrey A. Friedberg is one tough, street smart, connected guy; connected to the most powerful secret society holding the undisclosed truth yielding the quintessential power of all civilizations throughout the ages.  As such, he has personified his own character into his protagonist,...
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Aug.09.2010
Here's looking at you, Kid...
                  NOTHING TO EXCESS.                Save THE POETICS for yourself, Nobody cares.         Summary: Tips and advice on book structure, mood, suspense, characters, and more for writers, the hook.         Keep your book simple. Make it spare and lean. Resist that urge to modify and...
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Aug.07.2010
The Ticking Clock
Suspense Suspense in a book is created by Anticipation. Don't give out all the info at once. Leak it out by agonizing degrees, just show the tip of the iceberg. Increase the importance of the Objective, the Imperative. How bad does the character Want It? How Important is it to others? Raise the...
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Aug.07.2010
The Heroine or Hero
Second Draft - More Rewriting  Your Book     The Reader wants to be the Hero/Heroine of the book, that's why s/he continues to read on and turn pages. Give the Reader Reasons to identify with the Heroine/Hero. Flesh the characters out, but let the reader use their imagination to fill in the parts...
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Aug.07.2010
Write, Re-Write
 First Draft - Rewrite The First Draft of the book is your first version, the one full of the crazy and the boring stuff? You remember. Now it's time to Purify by fire, Cut, Kill, Reduce, and---most of all---Ruthlessly Rewrite. Start by writing your own Press Release for your book, or the back of...
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Aug.07.2010
Charcter Arc
Character Arc in my book LOST RELIC OF THE GODS Charcter Arc is this:     Character Arc is what the Action does to the Lead; how it changes him or her during the course of the story. At the end of the Arc, we have a  different person. At the beginning of the Arc we meet the Lead, and get a sense...
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Aug.07.2010
"We take our chili real serious hereabouts..."
In my book LOST RELIC OF THE GODS, with regard to plot and structure, I visualize each scene of the book in my mind, like a movie. Then, I write them passionately, virulently, with great desperation and flair, intensity, conflict, and clash. You have to do it this way. Don't worry, you can take out...
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Aug.07.2010
More About:  THE END...
More About Endings   The purpose of the Ending in plot and structure is to wrap up the main Action by scoring a Touchdown, getting That Thing (object, goal), and defeating the Antagonist, just when it looks like the Lead can't possibly Win. It should look like the Antagonist is just about to win,...
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Aug.06.2010
Plot And Structure
A Closer Look At The Beginning Of Your Book As we've said, it's All Important to Hook The Reader at the outset of your book. No amount of your opening good intentions or artfulness will matter if the Reader won't read on. Your Startup must contain Compelling Drives, Conflict, Passion, Attitude, and...
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Aug.06.2010
Plot And Structure
 The Three Acts Traditionally for thousands of years dramas have been structured into Three Acts. For our purposes here, ours is not to question it, but to just do it. In a novel of 100,000 words, Act One runs about 20,000 words. Act Two comes in and runs up to about the 75,000 word point,...
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Aug.06.2010
Plot And Structure
PLOT AND STRUCTURE - BEGIN HERE If you've been playing along with my humble examples to date, you're ready to go up an octave, as follows. I you're writing a book, it's one thing to be a poet, or have poetry in your writing, but another to write that book. Trust me, there are Rules for your novel...
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Aug.06.2010
Intro To Character
  Characters:   Show who your characters are, what they are like, but don't tell it. Don't expound on their qualities or attributes, demonstrate them. If you just do one of those information dumps, it's a big yawn. If you give the reader Action, then s/he can become a part of it, relate...
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