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Kristen Lamb

Author's posts

Welcome to Hell–Surviving Fiction

The author must first have a hook that makes the reader want more, and then create a protagonist who possesses a story-worthy problem that makes us desire to spend the next 80-100,000 words giving a crap…without tipping over in the TDTL category (Too Dumb to Live). On top of that, there is pace, tone, POV, characterization, etc.

Writing a Novel–Plot or Character? Which Comes First? Part II

There are only so many plots, no matter what anyone says. As an editor for many years, I always have new writers who feel like they have written something entirely new. Um…no. Sorry. Nothing new

Writing a Novel–Plot or Character? Which Comes First?

So what book (movie) do you want to write? Write it down and REMEMBER IT. It is very easy to listen to feedback and edit, edit, edit and then lose the original story you wanted to write in the first place.

Death and Taxes–A Writer's Guide to Keeping More of What You Make

How many talented actors, musicians, artists and athletes ended up going from multi-millionaires to using a squeegee at a car wash because they failed to understand the business side of their business?

The Writing Business–Formula for Disaster Meets the Recipe for Success (Part II)

The writer’s contribution is more than valuable, it preserves and grows the human condition. Tyrants burn the books first for a reason.