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The Seven Deadly Sins of Prologues by Kristen Lamb

If you’ve read my Wind Rider Chronicles series, you know I’m guilty of prologues. Hopefully I am using them well, and not committing any of the deadly sins mentioned in this article.   261 more words

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The Seven Deadly Sins of Prologues---What Doesn't Work and What Does

We writers have a vast array of tools at our disposal to craft stories readers will love. But like any tool, it helps if we know how to use it properly. 1,951 more words

Kristen Lamb

Three Ways to HOOK a Reader & Never Let GO

How do we sell our stories? That is the big question. It is the reason for craft classes and editing and cover design and agents and editors and all the time on social media. 1,688 more words

Kristen Lamb

Description---Writer Crack & Finding the Write Balance

Description. Ah the crack for most writers. Many of us never met a modifier we did not love. Forget a BLUE sky. Why would you have a BLUE sky when you could have a… 2,195 more words

Kristen Lamb

Failure, Betrayal & Setbacks---Sometimes the Only Way Out is THROUGH

Setbacks. We all have them and, strangely, they like to cluster together and dog pile us at once. The trick to setbacks is to adjust our perspective of what happened and use them to to make us stronger, wiser and grittier. 1,819 more words

Kristen Lamb

YOU’RE TOO SMART TO GO DOWN STUPID

Today, we welcome back author and Hollywood producer Joel Eisenberg for the kick in the pants ALL of us need. I have to admit, yesterday was an  1,217 more words

Kristen Lamb

Good Things Happen to Those Who Hustle---Getting PAID to Write

I know most of you reading this blog have the eventual goal of becoming professional authors who work full-time doing what they love. One thing that vexes me about our industry is everyone is afraid to talk about money, but money makes the world go round. 1,853 more words

Kristen Lamb