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Novel Writing Tips & Fundamentals –

Novel Writing Tips & Fundamentals –
Today’s post is the story of a novel’s journey from inception to publication. This is an excerpt from my new ebook, “The Inner Life of Deadly Faux,” which I introduced (and offered… for FREE) in the post just prior to this one. (You can get it here: PDF DF Inner Life.) If you’ve published a novel, you’ll relate to this harrowing, nail-pulling tale. If you haven’t, but want to… this is what it’s like for most of us. This chapter is only one small part of a 114 page ebook that was written for the purpose of decontructing the underlying novel.

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Episode 57: Free Plot Ideas to Run With « More Novel by the Week In a previous post, I pointed to ways that writers could generate plot ideas. Well, let’s go to the next step. Below you’ll find a quick synopsis of several plot ideas that I’ve tossed around over the years. Most of these are basic, but my hope is that they generate new writing projects for you. And, if all else fails, you could simply throw in some zombies.