A Chat with Rebecca Bradley About Her Exciting New Book
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A Chat with Rebecca Bradley About Her Exciting New Book

I stumbled across Rebecca Bradley’s crime writing blog at some point in the past, I don’t remember when, but it quickly became apparent she was a kindred crime/mystery/thriller spirit. Her blog contains lots of tips on writing, her personal reflections, and interviews with a wide variety of mystery/crime authors whose books now fill my Kindle … Continue reading

13 Ways and 3 Books to Build Blockbuster Plots
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13 Ways and 3 Books to Build Blockbuster Plots

Martha Alderson’s Blockbuster Plots: Pure and Simple (Illusion Press 2004) presents step-by-step strategies to build your story, maximize the impact of scenes and provide depth to the plot. She focuses not on the ordinary plot, but the one that will push you to the top of the pile, make your book a must-read among all … Continue reading

Writer’s Tip #90: 11 Tips to Self-Editing Your Manuscript
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Writer’s Tip #90: 11 Tips to Self-Editing Your Manuscript

When you read your story, does it sound off, maybe you can’t quite put your finger on it, but you know you’ve done something wrong? Sometimes–maybe even lots of times–there are simple fixes. These writer’s tips will come at you once a week, giving you plenty of time to go through your story and make … Continue reading