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Getting the Hang of Dialogue Punctuation – Part 2

Last week, we discussed how to use dialogue punctuation correctly. This week, we’re sharing an extract from the Editors’ Bible dealing with internal dialogue (thoughts). I hope many of you find this information useful and use it to improve the … Continue reading

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Getting the Hang of Dialogue Punctuation – Part 1

Myriad authors can’t seem to get the hang of correct dialogue punctuation – including me when I first started writing. The goods news is that, once you ‘click’, it’ll become as easy as spelling the word ‘the’. Here’s an extract … Continue reading

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A Map of Kex’s Face by Robin Wyatt Dunn

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Today I introduce you to fellow author Robin Wyatt Dunn, who shares a little about his latest book, A Map of Kex’s Face, and interviews himself. I hope you find this post as entertaining as I…

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Doorway to Destiny – the perfect Christmas gift for the readers in your life

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With Christmas just around the corner and the economy in a sorry state, everyone is on the hunt for bargains. If you’re looking for an affordable Christmas gift for the readers in your life – a…

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Abusing Dialogue Tags

Don’t abuse dialogue tags.   By this, I mean don’t overuse them. It’s not necessary to have a dialogue tag with every piece of dialogue. How many dialogue tags you need depends largely on how many characters are talking in … Continue reading

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Easily Confused Words

Many words in the English language sound identical or similar to another word that means something entirely different. Don’t get caught out using the wrong word! Here’s a short list of easily confused words: Aid (help or assist) and aide … Continue reading

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Basic Rules for Novel Formatting

Nothing can make a mess of your book’s visual appeal more than bad formatting, not to mention that it will annoy anyone who works on the manuscript, from beta readers and editors to the person doing your print formatting. Seasoned … Continue reading

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Writers’ Forums

Most writers have little free time on their hands between work, writing, family responsibilities and the general frenzy of day-to-day living. This means that writers have to allocate time wisely in order to gain the most benefit from anything they … Continue reading

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Should Children Be Exposed to Fantasy and Magic?

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Today’s tour host is fellow fantasy author TC Southwell, with a guest post from me about healing magic in today’s world. Don’t forget that today is the last day you can get Michelle Louring’s The Angel’s…

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Extract from Wizard of Ends, Book 1 by Vanessa Finaughty

Today we bring you an extract from Fireblade’s Vanessa Finaughty, from her latest release, Wizard of Ends, Book 1. Lashlor awoke to terrified shouts outside the cabin. He shot up in bed and looked across the room as Queen Narraki … Continue reading

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