Category Archives: Romance Novels

IMMEDIATELY, SUDDENLY, AND ABRUPTLY STOP USING THE WORDS IMMEDIATELY, SUDDENLY, AND ABRUPTLY

In the never-ending battle between showing and telling, here are three steadfast foot soldiers for the latter cause. These pesky words plague some of the best writers and all of the worst ones. Of course these are perfectly legitimate words, … Continue reading

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THE SIX EDITORS

By now you’ve probably heard different titles for different editors, heard of different sorts of edits, and you may even know what the difference is between all of those people and edits. Most likely you don’t For reasons unknown, this … Continue reading

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“SOME BASIC DIALOG TIPS,” PHIL SUGGESTED

I have taught my one-day seminar Living Dialog a few times already and have had the best time with that session. It’s coming up again in the spring and I’ve been thinking about it, and thinking lately about some basic … Continue reading

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BOUGHT!

Saturday was National Buy a Book Day and once again, we went out as a family and . . . you guessed it . . . bought books! I’ve asked people to do three things in honor of National Buy a Book Day: 1. … Continue reading

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MOVIES ABOUT BOOKS AND WRITING

Please tell me you aren’t expecting an exhaustive list . . . As it turns out there are a lot of movies, both documentaries and “docu-dramas” about books and the people who write and publish them. I’ve expressed the opinion before that writers … Continue reading

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TYPESETTING BASICS FOR POD

I’ve had a chance to read a bunch of self-published books lately, and not e-books but actual paper books made possible by the magic of print-on-demand (POD). This technology is helping to fuel the new indie, self-pub, and micro-press “boom” … Continue reading

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WHAT READERS RESPOND TO IN A HERO

In a previous post I recommended the book Writing the Breakout Novel by agent Donald Maass. Late last week I was putting together an outline for a new novella and referred back to that book and the notes I made … Continue reading

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WRITE WHAT YOU KNOW, BUT THEN SOME

For the second year now I’ve been working with my friends in the F+W Media family, helping to judge a contest. Though I’m not generally a huge fan of writing competitions—many of them are just plain scams—this is an organization … Continue reading

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WHAT ELSE ARE YOU WORKING ON?

I’ve written here before on the subject of intellectual curiosity, and extolled the virtue of reading outside of your chosen/favorite genre. Now here’s a question: Have you written anything but science fiction or fantasy lately? No? Try it! Of course … Continue reading

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WHAT YOU NEED AND WHAT YOU SHOULD HAVE

One of the first things we talk about in my Writing Fantasy and Science Fiction classes are two short lists: What You Need and What You Should Have These lists are meant for students who show up to a classroom … Continue reading

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