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Grounded for Love: A Reunion Romance Novella

After being burned by her college boyfriend, Graham, book editor Serena Johnson believes the only dependable men are the ones found between the pages of a book. Her life in San Francisco is thrown...

Rebecca Talley

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Understanding a character’s backstory will have a dramatic impact on your novel. If you don’t understand, or take the time to investigate, your character’s backstory, your story will suffer and your characters will feel more like cardboard stereotypes than living, …

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Have you ever read a book and said, “That’s too coincidental?” If you have, you’re not alone. I finished reading a book yesterday and thought there were far too many coincidences in the storyline. In fact, by the end of …

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Don’t underestimate the power of foreshadowing. A common complaint from readers is that something happens in a novel “too unexpectedly.” If that’s the case, the author has neglected to foreshadow the event properly. Foreshadowing is an art. Giving too little …

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Writing Effective Dialogue

When writing fiction, it’s important to understand the techniques of writing effective and realistic dialogue. Dialogue in fiction is quite different from speech in real life. Mimicking true conversation won’t be effective in a story. Listen to a few conversations …


To Outline or Not To Outline

Writers are not only passionate about their writing, but many are just as passionate about whether or not to outline.

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