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Twelve writers woes and the books to cure them.
Developmental and Structural editing.
Writing toward your midpoint.
Save the Snyder: The Blake Snyder Beat Sheet.
Making depressing character likable.
Ten things you should know about endings.
Reasons agents stop.
25 Reasons I hate your main character.
Writing advice from C.S. Lewis.
Stress Less, Write More.
Man up! Writing male POV.
What about characters who don’t match stereotypical male and
Women are from Venus, Men are annoying.
What if our story idea has already been done.
What’s my motivation tips on showing.
Re-write Wednesday: First look at first.
Basics dorky dialogue.
Show don’t tell, what the hell!
Standing on my skyscraper.
Editing Tips on Tightening.
That’s so annoying: Adding small problems to the plot.
What’s at stake? Who do you make readers care for your
Using 12 stages of physical intimacy to build tension.
12 steps of Intimacy.
How to wow the editor with your first 3 chapters.
Common query problem, also Kung Fu Panda.
Before fingers touch Keyboard, my 6 pre-writing steps.
Save the cat!
4 ways to hook your readers and keep them.
5 ways novelists can benefit from watching movies and
Does every scene need a goal?
Delete, delete, delete!
Oh, what now? Fixing a stalled scene.
How to dish out backstory in digestible bites.
How to write a perfect
9 squares to plotting fiction.
How to write a 1 page synopsis.
The hero’s journey.
Katy’s Upperman writing process.
4 tips on plotting your novel.
25 things to know about writing the first chapter.
Query Series: April Tucholke and Joanna Volpe.