TWEET WRITING SKILLS:
PROMOTION: Using book trailers to their best advantage.
CHARACTERIZATION: The danger of making a nice character appear unlikable at the beginning.
CRAFT: Trying not to repeat yourself in your books.
QUERIES: How individual should they be?
CONFLICT: What it is and how to create it.
REFERENCE RESOURCES: Reference books an author should have.
CHARACTERS: Writing a male character.
WARNING: Bowker Manuscript Submission services isn't exactly what it seems.
EXCELLENT NEW ONLINE THESAURUS: Shows by context as well as by definition:
CHARACTERS: How a murderer acts after the murder.
QUERIES: Some really useful tips. I even learned something.
BALLISTICS FOR WRITERS:
BULLET INJURIES: Info on what a person can do with a bullet in them besides die.
PITCHING YOUR BOOK:
PLOTS: Series of blogs on plotting. Includes the basic Georges Polti 36 dramatic plots.
HOW TO START YOUR MYSTERY NOVEL:
CRAFT: Writing a dynamic scene.
MARKET WARNING: For Macmillian authors. The publisher is sending letters to many of their authors trying to force them into signing away ebook rights. They are also trying to circle around authors' agents by sending these directly to the authors. MORAL OF THE STORY: Don't sign or agree to anything without the okay of your agent.
CRAFT: Improving narrative drive.
CRAFT: A gimic or gimics will not carry a story.
FORENSICS: DNA Analysis.
Magic, Monsters and Amour: Creating a Believable Paranormal, Fantasy, or SF World. October 4-31, 2010 at SavvyAuthors.com October 4-31, 2010 at SavvyAuthors.com
Are vampires, fairies, and space aliens real? If you create the right background for your paranormal romance, they will be to a reader. I'll show you how to create a fantasy or paranormal background from scratch and how to make it utterly believable.