Mar
26
2012
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Author Michael Cargill Interview

Written by rcoope23

Funny man author of 'Shades of Grey,' answers some questions and offers a free book.

Mar
26
2012
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Jaq D Hawkins Interview

Written by rcoope23

Jaq D Hawkins answers some questions.

Mar
23
2012
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How to Structure a Novel's Plot

Written by JWashburn

My professor, critiquing my novel to rival Catcher in the Rye, drew a flat, black line on the whiteboard: “This is your plot.” That started my quest to understand plot. Here's what I discovered.

Mar
23
2012
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Seeds of Rebellion

Written by eayounker

A review of Brandon Mull's book "Seeds of Rebellion" the second book in the "Beyonders" series.

Mar
23
2012
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What Kind Of Beta Reader Are You?

Written by Morgan Shamy

Why it's important to align yourself with awesome beta readers...

Mar
23
2012
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12 Totally Awesome Books for Boys

Written by Teri Harman

Writers must first be readers. If you want to write for boys here are 12 can't-miss reads. From picture books to YA to graphic novels.

Mar
23
2012
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Read What You Write (For Extra Credit - Read What You Don't)

Written by David Powers King

It makes sense to read books that we like to write. Does this mean we avoid books outside our genre? Will exploring lead us toward a new genre? Chances are the odds will be ever in our favor.

Mar
23
2012
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September 2012 a very Grimm Month indeed

Written by SallyPoyton

With the publication of Philip Pullmans Grimm re-writes and the After Grimm: Fairy Tales and Story Telling Conference, September is shaping up to be gloriously Grimm!

Mar
22
2012
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World Building For Science Fiction and Fantasy Novels

Written by CNHolmberg

The importance of setting in a story and how to create it.

Mar
22
2012
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The Proper Care and Feeding of Conflict

Written by Erin Shakespear

"The greatest rules of dramatic writing are conflict, conflict and conflict." -James Frey

Mar
22
2012
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THE END of Your Story

Written by Leigh Covington

Tips and opinions of writing "the end" of your novel. What do you think?

Mar
22
2012
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Why I Don't Outline (All That Much)

Written by Jeff Hargett

I don't always follow the initial outline I made for my novel. This is why.