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Six Steps To Improve Your Novel

Everyone wants to write a novel that grabs an agent or editor, but most of all, we want our work to grab readers. Here are six ways you can improve your novel. 1. Positive is nice but often boring. Authors create good-looking heros and heroines. They create sunshine for picnics, avoid character’s bad habits and […]

Pixar’s 22 Rules of Storytelling

 Pixar is the animation computer studio in California that has created many successful animated movies, such as: Toy Story, Cars, Finding Nemo, among many others. The company, purchased in 2006 by Disney Studios, has produced some of the highest grossing films in the movie industry. One of the reasons for Pixar’s success is following a […]

Dissecting Your Novel – Part 2

Dissecting Your Novel – Part 1 covered three aspects of editing your own work with a fresh look to tighten and brighten your novels. The elements I covered were: Motivation-reaction unit, cause/effect arrangement of sentences, and the plight of using adverbs. This post will continue with the last three elements: • Placing the most important/emphatic […]