Book Review: The Writer’s Body Lexicon
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Book Review: The Writer’s Body Lexicon

I’ve devoured both of Kathy Steinemann’s pithy writer’s help books, The Writer’s Lexicon Vol. 1 and 2. I received her latest–The Writer’s Body Lexicon–as an ARC and it now occupies pride of place on my how-to-write virtual bookshelf. It covers descriptions and details about bodies and so much more. It’s available on Amazon tomorrow–June 30, … Continue reading

Writers Tips #101: 17 Tips from Writing the Blockbuster Novel
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Writers Tips #101: 17 Tips from Writing the Blockbuster Novel

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

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17 Tips From Noah Lukeman

Literary agent Noah Lukeman’s clients include Pulitzer Prize nominees, Pushcart Prize winners and American Book Award recipients. He’s written several popular books for pre-published authors, including How to Land and Keep a Literary Agent and The Plot Thickens. His how-to book, The First Five Pages: A Writer’s Guide To Staying Out of the Rejection Pile … Continue reading

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10 Tips from The Breakout Novelist

Donald Maass’ book, The Breakout Novelist: Craft and Strategies for Career Fiction Writers (Writer’s Digest, March 2011), is a worthy sequel to his prior how-to-write books–Writing the Breakout Novel and The Fire in Fiction (2009).. How timely, with self-publishing  the choice of not just new writers, but seasoned ones. I wanted Maass’ thoughts on the viability … Continue reading