Monthly Archives: February 2017

The Dark New World of YA Neo-Noir Fiction Writing

Dark streets. Shadowy figures. Tough talk. A dead body. Have we just walked into a 1930s Humphrey Bogart film noir movie? No, we’re stepping into one of the hot new contemporary subgenres: YA neo-noir. Noir writing made a big comeback … Continue reading

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Adele’s Lesson To Writers – And Everyone Else

“I’m sorry. I can’t mess this up…” “I was devastated.” These are the now world-famous words of Grammy Award winner Adele, who showed the world that even in front of millions of people, it’s better to stop, start over and … Continue reading

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Fantasy Writers: 22 Magazines for Your Story Submissions

If you’re a fantasy writer looking to submit short stories to magazines, you know how time consuming and frustrating¬†it can be searching online for the right fit, spending precious time clicking and clicking when you’d rather be writing and submitting. … Continue reading

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How To Destroy Action and Suspense Scenes

You’re reading an action scene; things are really getting hot. Who will live? Will someone die? Is there a chase that’s moving like lightning? You’re reading a suspense scene; it’s really intense. Will the protagonist be discovered? Will the escapee … Continue reading

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