Tag Archives: Part 2

How to Write A Fiction Novel, Part 4 – How To Avoid the Squishy Middle?

No, we’re not talking about diets. We are talking about the most fatal part of a book, the part where if it’s not interesting anymore, the reader closes it for another day. I was talking to a book reviewer about … Continue reading

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How to Write A Fiction Novel, Part 3 – Do Your Characters Breathe?

Is it the story or the characters that captures the hearts of readers? In talking to people, whenever they talk about a book or movie, they immediately mention the characters by name. The problem in the book may be important … Continue reading

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How to Write A Fiction Novel, Part 2

You have started your fiction novel, and you have found you’re one of two kinds of writer. You’re either a “pantser” (one who writes from the seat of your pants) or a plotter (one who figures it all out). I … Continue reading

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What I’ve Learned: Sharing Secret 10 – Love, Sex and Power or What Makes A Love Story Great, Part 2

Last week, we looked at young love in Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. This week, we’re looking at love and sex between a power couple. We’re talking about Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra. The story is about a powerful woman who is … Continue reading

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The Devil’s in the Details, Part 2 by Susan Hanniford Crowley

Last week we talked about the details being in an item.  An item so powerful it practically became a character in the story. This week, your detail is more subtle but equally pivotal and powerful. It’s an action once taken … Continue reading

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Special Announcement & What A Writer Needs, Part 2

Hi Everyone, Before we begin I want to announce that on Tuesday, St. Valentine’s Day, Nights of Passion will be celebrating its birthday.  Come and join us for a very special contest for our readers.  You can only enter here on … Continue reading

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