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5 Key Ingredients All Young Adult Novels Must Have

The young adult market is unyielding in popularity, at least for the foreseeable future, but this also means it’s a flooded market with content published daily. So the big question right now is how can an author stand out from the crowd? The answer is writing a seriously great YA novel. That may seem like […]

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On Writing a Synopsis

Writing a synopsis is tough right? No wonder it’s called “The Dreaded Synopsis” when it’s time for a writer to create one. I’m currently working on creating my own, so hey, I’m right there with you. I just want to hire someone else to do it! But I know that no one knows my story […]

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What Makes a Reader and Character Connect

Guest post by Ryan Lanz How does a reader connect with a character? This is a well-debated question, and one that many authors have asked themselves. It can mean the difference between a novel’s life and death. “Which of us has not felt that the character we are reading in the printed page is more […]

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Best Craft Books on Writing

The debate on whether craft books on writing are necessary or not has gone on, and will continue to go on, forever. I believe that first and foremost you learn best by doing—the more you write, the more you’ll learn. As Jayne Ann Krentz & Susan Elizabeth Phillips (bestselling authors) replied when asked (at RWA), “What […]

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21 Ideas for 21 Days of Writing

  It takes 21 days to MAKE or BREAK a habit. I bet we all have a lovely list of habits to break, but what about the good habits? What about the habit of writing everyday? If all it takes it 21 consistent days to form a good habit of writing everyday, then we can […]

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