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How Do I Engage My Readers?

I just read this article on Medium. Why should you read it, too? Because it gives a simple answer to an often asked question: How do I engage my readers? So, take a look at Daniel A’s article, Why Every Writer … Continue reading

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Grow Your Imagination

THE IMPORTANCE OF imagination is so often overlooked. Without it we’re unable to see solutions beyond those that we’ve always used. But sometimes those same ol’ solutions to puzzles or challenges at work aren’t always the best or the most … Continue reading

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Plots and Sub-Plots

MANY BOOKS HAVE multiple plot lines such as the action/romance, or romance/mystery, or even the action/mystery/romance. So how do you work the bell curve magic when you have all these various plots and subplots going on? It’s easy (well, relatively … Continue reading

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Part 4: Wrapping It All Up

ONCE YOU REACH Part 4, you need to start wrapping up the story. You need to pull all the different plot lines together into a neat little package that you can present to the reader. In mysteries you tell or … Continue reading

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Part 3: Pushing the Tension

PART 3 OF the bell curve pushes the action and the suspense to the limit. If the reader has reached this point, they are fully engaged in your characters enough to care what happens. So, you need to push the … Continue reading

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Turn Them All Into Trees

Do you believe in magic? Not the tricks of prestidigitation, but magic. I do, but that’s because I see magic as little more than the mind being able to manipulate the way we perceive the world around us. For instance, … Continue reading

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It’s 2 Books in 1 — An eBook and Audio Book

LAST YEAR I did a survey to discover which medium my readers preferred:  ebooks, real books, or audio books. Two-thirds picked printed words over audio. This made me happy…and frustrated. Happy, because I felt vindicated in not forking over $2500 … Continue reading

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“About Auras”…Better than a Mood Ring

SEVERAL PHOTOGRAPHIC TECHNIQUES purport to capture a person’s aura on film. And while the debate as to whether these methods are real or merely a way to make money continues, I’m offering my view (and a snippet of information from … Continue reading

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Robin Williams

Review of Robin by Dave Itzkoff Summary: The definitive biography of Robin Williams – a compelling portrait of one of America’s most beloved and misunderstood entertainers. From his rapid-fire stand-up comedy riffs to his breakout role in Mork & Mindy and his … Continue reading

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Where Did It Come From?

# @ $ & ♥ HAVE YOU EVER wondered where some of today’s most commonly used icons and glyphs came from? Well, you’re not alone. Joseph Foley recently wrote an article explaining the origins of eight of these iconic symbols. … Continue reading

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