Black Love Book Review

Keeping to my own advice about writers helping out other writers, I have another book review to share. Click Image To Buy Book. The first line in “Threads of Desire” by K. M. Jackson had me immediately connected to the heroine. How many women have regretted wasting their fashion model runway walk on a sleazy…

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13 Story Ideas that are RARELY Used in Novels and/or Films

  Coming up with story ideas can be nerve racking. You may have tried looking at pictures or listening to music, etc. Perhaps, you’ve read my previous blog on story ideas, but still cannot get inspired.  (Click on story ideas to read the previous blog.) Want something fresh? Something new? Are you desperate to have a different take on a story that will get readers talking? I have some awesome story ideas about topics rarely written about. When a writer spins a story about a subject which people…

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Foreshadowing: Why Using It is So Important?

One great creative trick in writing is the use of foreshadowing. If you were going to a barbeque, think of foreshadowing as the savory, charcoal smell that hits you as you walk towards the grill. It’s faint at first. Then it becomes stronger, the closer you get to the grill. Foreshadowing is a tiny hint of what is to come.…

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Why Supporting Other Writers´ Novels Can Be Extremely Useful

One big aspect of improving your writing craft is by reading other authors´ works. Preferably, the genres you write about, or at least are interested in. Seeing your craft through the eyes of others helps develop your own skills. Maybe, you have trouble with characterization or dialogue. Reading the examples from fellow successful authors can…

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Turning Your Story Ideas into a Novel

Now you have a story idea. Your excitement grows while you wait for the computer to load the word document, where you will type your new story. The white page pops up and it is as blank as your mind. You have an idea but you don’t have a clue on how to develop it into a story. This can be…

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