Monthly Archives: August 2017

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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Three Act Structure, Today’s “T” for the AtoZChallenge

For today’s AtoZChallenge, the letter “T” is for the Three Act Structure. (Today’s post on the Three Act Structure is an excerpt from The Plot Thickens:21 Ways to Plot Your Novel.) THE THREE ACT STRUCTURE is one of the most popular ways to plot a novel or screenplay. It’s the backbone of countless novels, TV…

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Using Subplots to Deepen Your Story #AuthorToolBoxBlogHop

Use subplots to deepen your story NOT ALL STORIES REQUIRE the addition of one or more subplots. Adding more to a rich, layered, and textured main plot could detract your reader. On the other hand, subplots can: Deepen characterization by revealing flaws, strengths and growth. Deepen theme. Add complexity and momentum by diverting the reader’s…

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