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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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yWriter5 - Free writing software designed by an author, not a salesman yWriter is a powerful writing program which is free to download and use. yWriter is a word processor which breaks your novel into chapters and scenes, helping you keep track of your work while leaving your mind free to create. It will not write your novel for you, suggest plot ideas or perform creative tasks of any kind. yWriter was designed by an author, not a salesman! thestoryshop Writing a kick-ass story that engages readers and keeps them hooked from page one requires a mastery of craft and making a commitment to be a lifelong student of story (always practicing, learning and improving). And the most important element you need to master is story structure. Without structure, your story won't work.

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Be an iPad Superstar: 8 Collections of iOS 5 Tips Just when I think I know a lot of about Apple's iOS, someone shows me a clever feature, setting, or shortcut I've never seen before. Since Apple doesn't include a printed manual, it's up to us as iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch users to find our own ways of learning these tips. I'd like to share eight links with tips to help us get the most of our iOS devices. The Always Current iOS 5 Tips and Tricks Guide from Mac|Life 50 Really Useful iPad Tips and Tricks from TechRadar 40+ Super Secret iPad Features and Shortcuts from AppStorm General Fiction Getting Around... Career Essentials Getting Started Queries & Manuscripts Market Research Classes & Conferences Critiquing Crafting Your Work Grammar Guides Research/Interviewing Writing Contests The Writing Business Income & Expenses Selling Reprints Collaboration Pseudonyms Negotiating Contracts Setting Fees/Getting Paid Rights & Copyright Tech Tools The Writing Life The Writing Life Rejection/Writer's Block Health & Safety Time ManagementColumn: Ramblings on the Writing Life

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