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Storytelling Tips

5 Storytelling Tips to Win Readers

When the freelance gurus at TurnPoint asked me to outline my top five storytelling tips as a fiction editor, I was happy to oblige. Almost every rough draft I encounter would benefit from at least one, if not all of these storytelling tips. But before you toss that manuscript away, rest assured, each…

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3 Tips in 2 Minutes

In this post I share three very hot writing tips in only 2 minutes, taken from a Skills Sharing session I hosted at Hubud in Bali, Indonesia.

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Finding Your Novel’s Dream Theme

Many writers shiver at the T word. After all, finding a novel’s theme sounds so intellectual, a boring week of high school English you’d rather leave forgotten. But throw out theme at your own risk, because it’s the secret ingredient that will make your story soar, or leave it sorely lacking….