Plot/Structure

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CAPITOL DANGER: A COLLABORATION by Suzanne Ferrell

TweetMerriam Webster defines “anthology” as “a published collection of writings (such as poems or short stories) by different authors.” But within that definition, there is room for variations on form and format. Suzanne Ferrell describes […]

What Lies at the Heart of Suspense? by Katia Lief

Becke says: I love to read romance, but long before I discovered the romance genre, I fell in love with mysteries. In particular, I’m hooked on suspense and thrillers like those KATIA LIEF writes.  I […]

Plotting: The Flow of Your Story by Houston Havens

TweetHave you ever had a severe case of writer’s block? Well, maybe the problem is something you hadn’t quite realized yet… Houston Havens tells us more! As a successful traditional and self-published author, I’m asked […]

Plotting Through with Robin Gianna

There are no shortcuts from the first page to The End, and if you’ve written yourself into a corner more than once, you may want to heed the advice of today’s guest, author Robin Gianna.  […]

The Things That Keep Me Up at Night, or How to Kill a Million People with a Keystroke by Adam Firestone

I’m excited to welcome back weapons expert Adam Firestone, but I have to admit, when I saw the title of Adam’s post I was nervous to read it. I figured if something keeps Adam up […]

Cracking the WIP with Donna Cummings

I have to say when I read Donna’s title for her post, I didn’t “get it”. Cracking the WIP. Awesome idea, I thought. It wasn’t until I wrote it in the title bar that I […]

Janice Hardy presents: The Big Push to 50 (Thousand Words, That Is)

What happens every year after you’ve tossed out the Halloween pumpkin and eaten all the good candy? Nanowrimo. Janice Hardy shares pointers on how to streamline the chaos.  Tomorrow starts the first day of the unofficial […]

S.T.A.N.D. and DELIVER by Cynthia Tennent

Welcome to author Cynthia Tennent who’s here to tell us how to make your book even better with S.T.A.N.D and DELIVER! My Kindle is littered with the carcasses of dead samples. At one time or […]

They’re Only Words by Vanessa Knight

Welcome back to Vanessa Knight! She posted with us last April with a fabulous post – Nerds Unite – Plotting is Awesome! They’re only words. Yeah right. As I sit here staring at a blank […]

Why You Should Write Your Novel From The Middle with James Scott Bell

Welcome back to James Scott Bell! James is here to tell us a new way to think about writing our novel – from the middle! Some time ago I decided to do an in-depth study on […]

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