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Writing Tools Release Day

Announcing the release of Writing Tools: 26 Tips on How to Improve Your Writing: Writing and Marketing Better Books. Release day for Writing Tools When I accepted the task of participating in this year’s AtoZChallenge, I didn’t know what I faced. I almost didn’t enter, as I found out about the annual event at the…

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Pixar’s 22 Rules of Storytelling

Pixar’s 22 Rules of Storytelling Pixar Studios has developed wonderful stories in the past twenty-five years. These include the Toy Story series; UP; Wall-e (my favorite), Finding Nemo; Monsters, Inc. We can identify with many of the characters and situations. There isn’t much difference between writing for the screen and writing for print. The objective…

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RTS – Raise The Stakes in your novel

Does every scene raise the stakes of your plot? Lately, I’ve been playing a little game called RTS.  It stands for Raise The Stakes, and it’s made a big difference in the tension of my novel. In order to catch and keep your reader’s attention, you have to involve them with your characters.   You want…

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