Take a Flying Leap with The Water Master

To celebrate the release of her book, The Water Master, Betsy Dickinson is sponsoring a special Take a Flying Leap Day promotion. Check it out!

Book Release: All Fall Down

Congratulations to Jennifer Churchill on the release of her first novel, All Fall Down: Part 1 Spring Showers! Check it out! 

All Fall Down: Part 1 Spring Showers

The first in the upcoming series by Jennifer Churchill, All Fall Down: Part 1 Spring Showers tells the story of Riona Hafton, the daughter of a noble Hie family, who is about to have her world turned upside down. Squabbles with friends and first crushes may have been the most important things in her life, but soon they will be a pale memory. A rebellion is coming and she is about to… Read More

Infographic: Do You Know The Difference Between Literary, Upmarket and Commercial Fiction? by Carly Watters

Excellent break down of literary, upmarket and commercial fiction: Infographic: Do You Know The Difference Between Literary, Upmarket and Commercial Fiction by Carly Watters.

Book Release: The Water Master

Congratulations to Betsy Dickinson on the release of her new book, The Water Master. Check it out!

The Water Master

Here’s what Amazon says about Betsy Dickinson‘s new book, The Water Master, released February 15, 2016: A tale of murder, deception, survival and redemption. Susan Bradley, searching for spiritual renewal, falls in love with the spellbinding Jay Glasser—her Wiccan High Priest and mentor. After a whirlwind courtship and marriage in Illinois, she and Jay move to the desert Northwest community of Pasco, Washington. Their creepy and obnoxious landlord, Charlie Gottschalk, brags about being the local… Read More

The Redemptive Arc, by David Corbett

From:  http://writerunboxed.com/2015/12/08/the-redemptive-arc December 8, 2015 It’s the holiday season, which means it’s time to talk about my three favorite elves: Shame, Guilt, and Ho-Ho-Hope. Those of you who follow this blog daily probably have gathered already that I’m going to follow up on two recent thought-provoking posts, one by Tom Bentley (“Shatter Your Characters”) on using shame and guilt to deepen characterization, the other by Donald Maass (“The Current”) on the implicit… Read More

The 5 C’s of Writing a Great Thriller Novel, by James Scott Bell

From:  http://www.writersdigest.com/online-editor/the-5-cs-of-writing-a-great-thriller-novel May 6, 2014, reposted December 28, 2015 Remember when Tommy Lee Jones holds up the empty shackles in The Fugitive and says, “You know, we’re always fascinated when we find leg irons with no legs in ’em”? It makes me think of readers who pick up thrillers and find no thrills in them. Or at least not as many as there could be. I’m not just talking about plot here…. Read More

Filling the Silence, by Donald Maass

  From:   http://writerunboxed.com/2016/02/03/filling-the-silence February 3, 2016 Is there anything worse than an awkward silence?  Actually, there is.  Its silence filled by the tedious ramblings of a bore.  The first situation makes you want to kill yourself.  The second makes you want to kill someone else. What is it that makes the drivel spoken by a bore so boring?  It lacks all interest, for you anyway and maybe even for the bore.  After… Read More

7 Ways to Create a Killer Opening Line For Your Novel, by Brian Klems, Jacob Appel

From: http://www.writersdigest.com/online-editor/7-ways-to-create-a-killer-opening-line-for-your-novel January 9, 2014 Writing the first line to your book is an incredibly daunting task. This is your first opportunity to hook readers in. I remember writing and rewriting the opening line to my humor book OH BOY, YOU’RE HAVING A GIRL over and over again until I finally felt like I nailed it with this: “If you’re a guy and you’ve opened this book, you either have a daughter,… Read More