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Stephen King: Short Stories and Novels, How they Form


WRITERS: Enjoy some tips from the King! ~ Bette A. Stevens http://www.4writersandreaders.com

 

10 Tips For Creating a Bestselling Series


Bette A. Stevens:

Fantastic writing tips for authors! ~ Bette A. Stevens

 

Originally posted on Writers In The Storm Blog:

No makeup, no hairbrush, no worries On a two-hourWriters In The Storm welcomes Eve Paludan. I first met Eve at a Desert Rose RWA meeting in Phoenix, AZ. First impression? A bubbly person who lugs around a very warm heart. She now lives in Los Angeles, CA, where she writes fiction and edits for other bestselling authors. She enjoys reading mysteries, science fiction, and romances, especially paranormal romances, walking on the beach and learning scenic photography.

Be sure to comment! Eve is giving away one of her e-books to one lucky commenter.

By Eve Paludan

1. SERIES NAME

The series name is important for authors to establish from the very first book. Give your series a name that conveys to prospective readers a clear idea of the genre. Here are some examples: Brotherhood of the Blade, Witch Detectives, Ranch Lovers Romance, Angel Detectives, and Ghost Files (J.R. Rain, Scott Nicholson

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How to Keep Your Reader Turning Those Pages


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Writing Kitty

Writing Tips: Another great post from Lorrie Porter! ~ Bette A. Stevens

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Originally posted on This Craft Called Writing:

I was fortunate to be asked to assist with a lecture at Salford University earlier this year, with the wonderful Gill James, and was very impressed with the standard of writing craft being taught. I’m sure Gill won’t mind if I share a little of what we all learned on the subject of Pace; or, How to Keep Your Reader Turning those Pages.

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Writing Tips & Tricks


Bette A. Stevens:

CATegorization: How am I ever going to edit my book?

Writing tips: How to’s :SHOW, don’t tell!

Originally posted on This Craft Called Writing:

It takes courage to write. Facing that blank page can be difficult enough in itself. Finding the words to express your scene goal, mix more conflict into a line of dialogue, or add a perfect detail of description is no easy task. But fiction is more than plot, character and setting. Great fiction has emotion and that emotion comes from the heart and soul of the writer.

But it isn’t a simple matter of ‘telling’ the reader about the emotions a character is experiencing, instead we are told to ‘show’ them. It is a phrase often used, but not always easy to put into practice. So I thought I’d share a few techniques I’ve developed to help me ‘show’ the emotions in my stories, rather than ‘tell’ them.

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