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Beginning, Middle, and Ending

When structuring a story, it’s helpful to think in terms of a beginning, middle, and end, with each part fulfilling a distinct purpose....

How to Write, Publish, and Promote a Novel

If you are a new or aspiring writer with a story inside of you aching to get out but don’t know where to start, you may want to read my...

Social Media – To Be or Not to Be

Click here for an article I wrote for The Book Designer about the virtues of social media for authors.

Story, Plot, and Hook

In this chapter, I talk about the difference between story and plot and the hooks that are needed to grab readers’ attention to keep...

Write/Right for the Market

Click this link for an article I wrote for The Book Designer about having a marketing mindset as you write. https://www.thebookdesigner.c...

POV and Narrative Tense

Two important elements of writing—point of view and narrative tense—need to be decided before you start writing. If you fail to do this,...

Writing Book Descriptions

Click this link for an article I wrote for The Book Designer where I talk about writing elevator speeches, synopses, and blurbs. ...

The Book Designer

I am thrilled and honored to announce my new role with Joel Friedlander's blog, The Book Designer, as one of their contributing writers....

Character Development

Creating believable, memorable characters that come to life on the page and engage the reader is key in writing fiction. A physical...

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