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Quick Link: 5 Tips for Organizing Subplots

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. Plots are of course the main point about your book. But the thing about plots is that there is usually a lot of other stuff going on at the same time, otherwise, your book would be as simple as a young child’s.  […]

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Quick Link: How You Can Avoid Making Structural Mistakes in Your Novel

Quick Link: How You Can Avoid Making Structural Mistakes in Your Novel

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. At Live Write Thrive, C.S. Lakin always has great tips. With NaNoWriMo coming up I thought this would be a great help. ~ * ~ How You Can Avoid Making Structural Mistakes in Your Novel by C.S. Lakin I’ve spent more than […]

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Quick Link: The Power of Decency in Fiction

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. Doing a quick Quick Link post for today. I am not close enough to the Anaheim fire to see it but close enough that I can’t breath or see from allergies. My good wishes to the poor communities to the north that […]

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Quick Link: How Do I Make Dialogue Meaningful?

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. Dialogue is one area that I struggle with. It is important for a story but you want it to have a purpose. Just in time to practice before NaNoWriMo Hyu-Wai Loucks, posting at Elizabeth Spann Craig, has some great thoughts to help […]

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Quick Link: Fringe Highlight: Should Indie Authors Go KDP Exclusive or Go Wide?

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. For all you indie authors out there or even traditional authors who are curious, The Self-Publishing Advice Center has a great article/podcast on what you should think about when you decide to go KDP exclusive with Amazon or Go Wide. ~ * […]

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Quick Link: Psychology 101: Knowledge That Will Improve Your Writing – Part 1

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. Of course I am going to like an article on phsychology and writing! But Robert Wood is correct, have some good psychological theories is key to understanding how we interact and how we are motivated. So head on over to Standout Books […]

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Quick Link: What a Writer’s Conference Really Buys You

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. I have only been to one writer’s conference and that was as a guest expert in eBook formatting for mostly biographically typed authors so I don’t think that counts. I would love to go but I barely make it to the NaNoWriMo […]

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Quick Link: Orchestrating the End of Your Novel

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. The end of your story is just as important as the beginning. Especially if you want readers to give good reviews and buy more of your work! Barbara O’Neal, posting at Writer unBoxed, gives some great insight on how to make your […]

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Quick Link: How To Generate Fresh Story Ideas And Approaches

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. My problem is I usually have more ideas than I can deal with but if you find yourself struggling to come up with a plot to write Liz Massey at Write to Done has got you covered. ~ * ~ How To […]

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Quick Link: Insights into Your Midpoint Scene

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. Your midpoint scene is pretty important. That is when the reader thinks they have a handle on what is going on but then you throw more at them. C. S. Lakin has great advice on how to manage and get the most […]

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Quick Link: The Only Rule Amazon Truly Cares About

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. Oh-oh. Watch out Kindle Select authors, Let’s Get Digital‘s David Gaughran has a horror story to tell about a promotion gone sour and what he is doing to deal with it. Could this happen to you? ~ * ~ The Only Rule […]

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Quick Link: What Makes An Iconic Character? (And How Can You Create One?)

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. Who wouldn’t want to make a standout memorable character! Hannah Collins at Standout Books discusses what makes a character iconic and how you can apply this to your writing. ~ * ~ What Makes An Iconic Character? (And How Can You Create […]

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Quick Link: Six Simple Reasons Our Story Sucks & How to Fix It

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. The esteemed Kristen Lamb doesn’t pull any punches but this is the kind of tough love we all need to provide a quality product. Gird your loins and head on over to make sure you are not making any suck-worthy mistakes. ~ […]

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Quick Link: What have you got to lose? by Kari Lynn Dell

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. Conflict is the pulse of the story. Without conflict, your story is really boring and short. But sometimes it is really hard to come up with enough conflict or compelling conflict. There are only so many times you can throw random accidents […]

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Quick Link: The engine in your book

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. Did you ever think of “Information density” when you write? Me neither. But according to Dawn Field at Bookbaby Blog, it is what pushes your story and after reading the article, I would have to say she is right. Find out for […]

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