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The Key to Making Your Historical Novel Publishable

February 3, 2014

It is some combination of confusing, intimidating and challenging to hear that the very thing that brings a story to life can also  – too often, in fact – be the thing that kills it.  This is especially true in the historical genre, as well as science fiction and fantasy. It’s like salt in a [...]

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Promote Your New eBook Like a Pro

January 27, 2014

Helpful Tips For Social Media Promotion of Your Ebook a guest post by Anna Fox Once the words are out and the proofing is done, you’ll find yourself with an ebook that’s ready to be published and, if all goes according to plan, adored by the public at large, making you a healthy amount of [...]

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Phillip Margolin – The Storyfix Interview

January 20, 2014

The New York Times bestselling author discusses his latest novel, why it took 30 years to get it out, and reflects on what it takes to reach your goals in this business. Larry: Your new novel, “Worthy Brown’s Daughter,” is a departure from your usual genre, though it’s still a “legal thriller” (this one set [...]

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How Michael Connelly Writes… and What He Drinks When He Does It

January 14, 2014

An interview with the undisputed best crime novelist on the planet. I wish I could tell you that the interview was with/from me, specifically for Storyfix.  But this link is from The Daily Beast  (click it to get to the interview, people are MISSING THIS, so I’m bolding this… so YOU won’t) was sent to [...]

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Art Holcomb’s Favorite Bits of Storytelling Advice in 2013

January 6, 2014

If you aren’t familiar with Art Holcomb, use the search function (right column) and be amazed.  He’s a regular contributor to Storyfix, with some of the best content here or anywhere else.  ***** The advice business for writers can be a minefield.  Some things work, some don’t. But we always seek to give writers bits [...]

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Novelists: Hatch a Stronger Story Idea in 2014

January 1, 2014

 Three Ways to Discover Something New and Exciting  But first… For the past couple of weeks we’ve been inundated with “best of” lists for 2013 books and movies.  On the latter front, several movies scored well across the board, including a few #1 rankings each for Frances Ha and Inside Llewyn Davis. Before I lean [...]

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The Key to Writing an Inherently Episodic Story… Effectively

December 26, 2013

Unless something really cool or scary happens, a novel about what happened on your summer vacation probably isn’t going to work. Yes, “Summer of ’42” (a film based on a memoir by American screenwriter Herman Raucher) was a modern classic.  But really, did you fall in love with a married hottie like Jennifer O’Neal during [...]

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What Has Your Publisher Done For You Lately?

December 17, 2013

  Here’s what mine did recently…  a mass mailer.  Thought I’d share it… ’tis the season. Thanks! “An absolute must read, DEADLY FAUX is guaranteed entertainment.” —Robert Dugoni, New York Times bestselling author of THE JURY MASTER “After half a century of being on the lookout for a crime fiction writer with a voice that rivals [...]

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On The Industry: Two Must-Read Articles

December 13, 2013

Regardless of where you stand on the self-publishing vs. traditional publishing issue, there’s no question the landscape is shifting beneath our feet.  There has yet to be a definitive source of wisdom on this, leaving us to sift and hash through the opinions of those engaged in a deep-dive into the swirling morass of op-ed, [...]

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Another Take on The Most Critical Thing You Need to Know about Writing a Novel

December 7, 2013

You’ve read this here before, and it bears repeating because the entire enchilada of effective storytelling is embraced in these few lines: A great novel is not just ABOUT something… a theme, a time, a setting, a situation, or even a character.  That’s a great start, but it’s rarely a great novel if that’s the [...]

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