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Rob Parnell
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Take it easy, write more, and everything else will follow...
Take it easy, write more, and everything else will follow...

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What is a Story Premise and Why is is So Important?
Once you know your premise, it will make writing your story much easier and quicker. Using a premise as a starting point is about creating a CONCRETE idea that will not allow you to drift and wallow in self-indulgence. A premise is a rudder and a steering w...

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Aim For Perfection - Nine Writing Tips
Writing is not a race. Nobody wins it by getting something out there first.  The work that succeeds is often not the most original. It is the work that is finely honed to perfection before it gets released. There's really only one duty writers owes to thems...

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Who's Your Antagonist?
  When writing fiction, writers are forced to consider the protagonist and his or her agenda. We need to ask what our hero's goals are and where they want to end up as people. Now usually, there is an antagonist whose desire to thwart the hero's goals is at...

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Finding Your Author's Voice
A writer friend asked me the other day,  "When I read, I find I'm influenced by other authors. Depending on who I'm reading, my writing style is either playful, deep sounding or whatever. How can I stop writing like other writers and find my own voice?" (Sh...

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Genre Writing and Formulas
Many new authors assume that only romance writing is formulaic. This is not true. Almost  all  genre writing is formulaic. Indeed, it must be. Not because authors are at a loss to sustain originality but because  unless  genre fiction adheres closely to its...

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Writing Effective Back Blurbs
After the cover, the next port of call for the potential buyer of your book is your book description. And like an elevator pitch, your book blurb needs to be punchy, upbeat, a breeze to read and intriguing enough to make the reader want more. Set aside an a...

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How To Get Free Fans
Once upon a time you could spend money on promotion and see positive results. Like actual sales. Doesn’t work so much anymore. Ask any reputable advertiser and they will tell you promotion is good for creating “customer awareness” but is now hopeless for se...

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How to Get Inspired
We all know what it feels like to be inspired. You get a great idea and suddenly your heart feels lighter. Your body feels more energized. It seems like nothing is impossible. Your new project suddenly seems urgent. You want to get it done before anyone els...
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