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Your Book Is Like a Tech Start-Up, Part 2

Last week, I talked a little about how your book is like a tech start-up, complete with “beta-testers” for gathering “user-requirements.” This week, we look at what kind of “beta-feedback” is useful, and follow through on the “tech start-up” life-cycle metaphor.

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How to Get Up Close With Your Characters - Helping Writers Become Authors

Up close and personal with your imaginary characters? Right!

Discover three methods to “meet” your characters in fascinatingly visual and enlightening ways, so you can better bring them to life in your stories. 13 more words


Add A Character, Up Your Word Count! |

From The Kill Zone, another way to help you win NaNoWriMo. Add a character to your story.

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Editor/beta reader taking a break

I was employed as an editor at nonprofit organization for many years. Now I’m a freelance editor, currently on hiatus for personal reasons. If I return to editing, I have decided that I will edit only very short projects, at least for a while. 166 more words


The Top Trick for Heightening Story Suspense - Helping Writers Become Authors

Continuing to add to the suspense by counting down the time will keep your readers turning the pages.

Learn from the classic World War II movie The Guns of Navarone to up the ante in your story suspense and keep readers glued to the pages. 12 more words


Stepping Up A Gear: Research

Yesterday I wrote that I was planning to try and smash through these changes in last years NaNoWriMo piece, but as I began to work on it I found I got stuck very quickly and began seeing the problems I’ve had with it that I’ve struggled to correct. 301 more words


Rising From A Slump

Well, I’ve had a relatively productive week. I’ve managed to hit a thousand words a day this week, except for Thursday that is, and over the last couple of days I’ve felt like I’m getting back into the mindset I had at the start of the year. 677 more words