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Ten Ways To Create Immediate Character Empathy


Need fast, practical help getting readers to care about your main character? Enjoy this blog by my friend and colleague, an award-winning, bestselling novelist. JJ Guest post by Brandilyn Collins Regardless of genre, novelists must create empathy for protagonists at their first appearance. Mere action isn’t enough! The most interesting plot won’t matter to readers if […]

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A Quick Lesson in the Writing Process

Pages and glowing letters flying out of a book on wooden deck

Do you ever wonder if you’re writing right? As you’re writing, are you striving for just the right word, just the right phrase? Do you fear that pros have discovered some secret approach you may never know? I’m often asked what goes through my mind as I write—besides the story itself for a novel or […]

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Avoid These Sneaky (but Deadly) Point-of-View Mistakes


You’re writing your novel in the third-person limited, referring to characters as he or she or by their names, and confining yourself to one perspective character—your camera. That means everything you write must be seen through that camera: your perspective character’s eyes, ears, and mind. If you’re a beginning writer, this may sound tricky, because you […]

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What Writing a Story Strip Taught Me

Gil Thorp Comic

I was working on one of the Left Behind novels in the mid-90s when I took a call from a childhood hero of mine. When he introduced himself, I blurted, “The Jack Berrill of Gil Thorp fame?” I told him I had been a fan of his daily newspaper sports story strip since childhood and […]

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Warning: Before You Self-Publish

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Why pay to be printed when you could get paid to be published? If you’re shopping your book to publishers who require you to pay for any portion of the process, you’re self-publishing. A company can call itself whatever it wants—hybrid, subsidy, cooperative, indie. But if you pay one dime for any of their services […]

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