Category Archives: Writing Craft

How to Write A Fiction Novel, Part 11 – Conferences

    I’m not really pausing in my writing to talk about conferences. Actually late at night, I am often inspired at conferences to write. The energy and excitement gets me writing like a maniac. So this is a different … Continue reading

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How to Write A Fiction Novel, Part 10 – Love Scenes

Let’s not be shy. If you’re going to be a romance author, you will be writing love scenes. The “sweet” romances don’t go past kisses and hand-holding. But other romances whether they be contemporary, paranormal, or historical, have passion unleashed. … Continue reading

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How to Write A Fiction Novel, Part 9 – Clothes Make the Character

So much is revealed by what your character wears. In my book, Vampire Princess of New York, Donovan Dupre is seen wearing his jeans, t-shirt and leather jacket, as he parks his Harley outside an antique shop. Right away you … Continue reading

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How to Write A Fiction Novel, Part 8 – Material Objects of Importance

In looking back at what I wrote last week, I realized it isn’t “items of importance” but instead “material objects of importance.” Many great books have objects that move the story. It can aid people or destroy them or both, … Continue reading

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How to Write A Fiction Novel, Part 7 – Settings Are More Than A Place

When writing your novel, you will want to really examine your setting. Some writers make the mistake of info dumping, which gives too much about the setting in one spot in the book. The more experienced author sets the stage … Continue reading

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How to Write A Fiction Novel, Part 6 – Real Dialogue

I studied playwriting, and I recommend it to every author. Writing a play frees the author from trying to find a way to attribute who say what, because it’s automatically part of a play’s structure. It allows the author to … Continue reading

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How to Write A Fiction Novel, Part 5 – Climaxes and How They Happen!

The climax of a fiction novel is where all the troubles, all the efforts come to a single point of confrontation. The hero, heroine, or both working together must make a life changing decision. In my book Vampire King of … Continue reading

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