The Writing Craft

Multiple main characters

3 Tips for Featuring Multiple Main Characters in Your Story

December 20, 2016

Writing a novel with multiple main characters  can seem insurmountable. Who’s on stage when, and what do you do with the others at the same time? When your top priority is crystal clari ty for your reader, you must somehow weave different perspectives in a… [Continue reading below]

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How to describe setting

How to Describe the Setting of a Story

December 6, 2016

One of the toughest nuts for any novelist to crack is where to start. How do I know? Well, two-thirds of my 192 published books are novels, so I’ve faced this dilemma nearly 130 times. Trust me, it doesn’t get easier. But there are common… [Continue reading below]

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How to become an author

How to Become an Author: Your Complete Guide

January 6, 2016

So you want to become an author… Well, I’ve got good news and I’ve got bad news. The bad news first: Writing your book won’t be easy. If you’re in the middle of that process, you’re nodding right now. But here’s the good news: All… [Continue reading below]

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How to edit a book

How to Edit a Book: Your Ultimate 21-Part Checklist

August 4, 2015

So you want to get published? If you want people to actually read what you’ve written, you must master the art of ferociously self-editing your book. These days, anyone can get anything printed. It doesn’t even have to be good. If you have the money,… [Continue reading below]

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11 best books on writing

The 12 Best Books on Writing I’ve Ever Read

June 8, 2015

Regardless how many books I’ve written (nearly 200) and sold (over 70 million), I fear if I’m not learning, I’m stagnating. My late mother was a convincing example of one who never believed she had arrived. Mom was not only a piano teacher well into… [Continue reading below]

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