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Tag: fiction

The Coup, Day 2: Historical Research for Fiction

It’s Cait Reynolds again, and you know what that means…muahahahahahaha Historical romance is full of strong-jawed heroes in possession of a good fortune and in want of a wife…whether they know it or not. In fact, if you add up all the fine, vast estates throughout England, you’d probably end up with a country the …

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The Writing Process…It Ain’t No Unicorn Hug

Since the boom of the digital age, would-be writers have been practically coming out of the woodwork. Everyone wants to be a writer and hey, I can’t blame them. Sweet gig if you can score it. Yet, many of these eager folks are ill-prepared for the reality of what all an author’s job entails and this …

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The Single Best Way to Become a Mega-Author

A lot has changed in the digital age of publishing and, with gatekeepers no longer in sole control over who is published, we’ve seen a rise of the virtual Wild West. Lots of would-be writers striking out in search of publishing gold. And as happens with any kind of “gold rush” there are always those …

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FINISH THAT NOVEL—Tips to Help You Go the Distance

Today, Alex Limberg is with us again, and he is talking about one of the most important and tricky issues in writing: Endurance. It doesn’t matter how well we write, how pretty the prose or witty the dialogue. WE MUST FINISH. No half-finished brilliant manuscript ever became a runaway best-seller but a lot of finished …

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Adding Depth to Your Fiction—Body Language 101

Today regular guest writer Alex Limberg is back with a post that will make any of your dialogue scenes sound so much smoother. His piece is about body language. Raise your eyebrows and drop your chin in delight, because Alex is about to help you get under your readers’ skin with your dialogue. Also, you …

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