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It’s All About That Trope: Secrets of Your Favorite Romance Novel

Dianne Frost at Dianne in Writing was gracious enough to host a post of mine on her blog. Here’s a teaser … Have you ever been reading a new romance novel and felt something familiar, a bit of déjà vu? The “stage” is different, the “actors” are different, and even…

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10 Ways to Meet Your Daily Word Count for NaNoWriMo — The Educated Writer

Jade Young was kind enough to invite me to write a guest post on her blog, The Educated Writer. Hop on over to her site to check it out and read my post on “10 Ways to Meet Your Daily Word Count for NaNoWriMo.” Please join me in welcoming guest…

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A Useful Four-Act Murder Mystery Structure – John P. Murphy

This is a great piece describing a four-act, two-body plot structure for murder mystery novels. I’ve talked about this before, here and elsewhere, and never really laid it out. I decided it would be useful to have it here as a reference, so here goes. There are many variants on…

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Why did the editor miss errors in your book? – Lisa Poisso

Fellow fiction editor Lisa Poisso addresses the topic of errors in an edited manuscript. What is normal? How can you decrease the number of postediting mistakes? Read on … How to use MS Word Track Changes with your edited manuscript Posted on October 12, 2015 by Lisa Poisso   Your…

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