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Your Novel in ONE Sentence---Anatomy of Story Part 5

I used to try to teach from the perspective of an editor, but I found that my thinking was flawed. Why? Because editors are like building inspectors. 1,517 more words

Kristen Lamb

Anatomy of a Best-Selling Story---Part Two

Last post, I started talking about the dreaded topic…structure. I write these posts because I really DO want you guys to succeed and as an editor for far too many years, the single biggest reason most new novels flop? 1,864 more words

Kristen Lamb

Word of the day - Artifice

Noun

A clever trick or stratagem. A cunning, crafty device or expedient. Wile. Trickery. Guile. Craftiness. Cunning. Ingenuity. Inventiveness. A skillful or artful contrivance or expedient. 160 more words

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Anatomy of a Best-Selling Story---Structure Part One

Writers must understand structure if they hope to be successful. Yes, it might take five years to finish the first novel, but if we land a three book deal, we don’t have 15 years to turn in our books. 1,788 more words

Kristen Lamb

The (not quite) Definitive Guide to Females in Fiction

So you’re writing a novel? Making a movie? A TV play maybe? Whatever type or genre of fiction you’re creating, the chances are good that you will be including female characters. 3,729 more words

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Word of the day

MUTABLE – liable or subject to change or alteration

This is the perfect word for today. It has been a mutable day. I did have plans, but due to other people’s plans changing, mine had to. 165 more words

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Yes! There *are* Rules!

I was just wasting time on social media when I came across a post about the rules of a writing contest. And in the comments, this: 287 more words

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