Why is it so difficult to find a fitting name for your character? One of your first thoughts might be to ask, but it’s tough when you need a name for a character and you hear things like “You can’t write if you can’t think of a name” or “Look it up.” While you’ll get […]
Sequels can easily be a miss more often than a hit, but Complicated Shadows, the novel succeeding Midnight Lullaby by James D.F. Hannah, does a pretty good job at continuing a fun yet exciting story about Henry Malone, a former state trooper with a gimp leg and a snarky attitude. That and crime still don’t go together, but […]
When I first started taking journalism classes and writing for the college paper, I found myself improving as a journalist faster than I was improving as a novelist. It didn’t make sense, at first, because I only got into journalism because it was related to writing, and I wanted to learn everything I could about […]
When you want to buy a book, what’s one of the first things you look at besides the cover and title? Reviews, perhaps? Book reviews are one of several factors considered when a reader looks for something they want to read, but that brings up a problem: how do you get reviews if you just […]
By the time you’re ready for an editor, you’re probably ready to just get rid of the manuscript. I know I was. Well, this might be the hardest part of your revision process because this is where the trained pair of eyes digs in and breaks everything down, depending on what editing tier you choose. […]
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