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Category: Writing

Thirteen Reasons Writers are Mistaken for Serial Killers

I believe somewhere at the FBI’s Behavioral Analysis Unit, there’s a caveat for the profilers. If they think they’ve profiled a serial killer, they need to stop and double-check to make certain they didn’t just find a writer.

Hint: Check for empty Starbuck’s cups and candy wrappers.

Authors: Taking Charge of Our Future in a Time of Uncertainty

I still see authors hire ‘experts’ who dazzle them with promises they can’t keep and watch how they keep the customer compliant using a lot of worthless tech-speak (worthless, aside from creating panic attacks/fear compliance). Knowledge is POWER.

Fiction Addiction: 3 Simple Ways to Make Your Series HOOK Readers

Series have proven to be one of the best ways to captivate a massive reading/viewing audience because they have the unique capacity to go viral and, in doing that, to become woven into the very fabric of popular culture.

Science Fiction—More than Just Gizmos

In science fiction, all problems are human problems. Remember, science fiction is two words: science and fiction. Remove fiction and all we have is science. Science with no story is called a textbook, not a novel.

Inner Demons: Soap Opera Drama vs. Story Drama

One key thing to remember about inner demons is they hide really, really well. If they didn’t, then shrinks would starve and be treated like writers.