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Hilary Mantel's advice for writers

I don't like the term "rules", so think of this as "advice".  Most of it works well for me. I.J.     1. Are you serious about this? Then ge…

Started by I. J. Parker

10 Feb 14, 2013
Reply by Cammy May Hunnicutt

Same scene, many views--cool or stupid?

I've really been noticing this in crime movies lately, especially what i guess I'd call call post-Tarantino caper movies like "Smoking Aces…

Started by Cammy May Hunnicutt

6 Feb 7, 2013
Reply by Cammy May Hunnicutt

Writing teachers/coaches/gurus. BS or not?

OK, I'm trying to learn about writing.  I'm barely a writer, or not yet, or something.  And about anything I know about it, I learned from…

Started by Cammy May Hunnicutt

25 Feb 5, 2013
Reply by Cammy May Hunnicutt

How I have not made a million on Amazon or Darcie Chan and Me

                                                      Darcie Chan and Me          Every wannabe writer knows the inspiring story of Darcie…

Started by James E Stanton

8 Feb 4, 2013
Reply by James E Stanton

Publishing Issue: Fonts

I'm learning about print formatting.  Those of you who have already mastered this, do you have preferences for fonts?  I've been trying to…

Started by I. J. Parker

29 Jan 27, 2013
Reply by I. J. Parker

Which Title Would You Pick?

You know nothing about these five books other than that they are in the crime section. Based only on their titles, which one would you pick…

Started by Benjamin Sobieck

26 Jan 17, 2013
Reply by Caroline Trippe

Why free e-books?

 What is the marketing rationale for providing free e-books?  It looks like there are thousands out there.  If I do free work as an attorne…

Started by Jackson Burnett

45 Jan 8, 2013
Reply by Author Anne K. Albert

Is a HOOK compulsory? Or how to create it in such a case?

Hi there, I already had discussion about the importance of having a hook in other threads with some of you, including I. J. Parker, Eric Ch…

Started by Bodypractor

10 Jan 5, 2013
Reply by John Edward Mullen

Facebook author fan page

Could someone please tell me the value of setting up such a page? Also, is there a way to link it to one's Amazon listing? Thanks.

Started by Kathy Cohen

6 Jan 1, 2013
Reply by Patricia Gligor

How to Create Suspense

There'. Wroth a look.s a really good article in the December 9 Week in Review section of NY Times titled "A Simple Way to Create Suspense"…

Started by J.M. Garlock

1 Dec 12, 2012
Reply by Eric Christopherson

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