ARTICLES

Suspense  

Writing Fear that Will Give You the Shivers

 May 9, 2017

When you write about fear, you want your readers to experience anything from a tingle between their shoulder blades to blood-curdling horror. Writing effective fear is a good trick to master. Here’s a look at the mechanics behind fear, the elements that make up a perfect horror flick, and the techniques you can use to terrify your readers.

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Market Your Writing  

Are You Missing This Often Overlooked Venue of Marketing Your Writing?

 Apr 11, 2017

About a week ago, three of the scariest-looking guys I’ve ever seen walked up to me out of the blue. Then, even more out of the blue, they asked, “Hey, man, mind if we stop you for a picture?” It’s not the first time that’s happened, but it always leaves me surprised and tinged with gratefulness.  

Do you want your writing to take you on the way to become a local (or maybe global) celebrity? Charity starts at home, but often so does marketing. Here’s how.

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Characters  

Exercises for Fleshing Out Interesting Characters

 May 2, 2017

Characters are the most essential part of any story. The more interesting the characters, the more compelling the story will be.

This isn’t always easy to do. We tend to default to making characters like ourselves, or variations on the same themes. From time to time, we all need something to send our minds in new directions.

Here are some exercises designed to do just that.

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