Music in Fiction Writing + the Songs Behind CLEAVED

Music in Fiction Writing + Songs Behind CLEAVED

Writing can be a lot like method acting. It’s not always easy to jump into a character’s skin unless they’re similar to us. So what are some ways to become that character in order to write from their perspective? Music tops the list. Everyone has been moved by music at…

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The Time Has Finally Arrived!

Marred by Sue Coletta

This is an awesome day for me. MARRED is available for pre-release! I can hardly believe it’s happening. Anyone who’s traveled this lonely, often heartbreaking, road toward traditional publishing can attest that it’s an emotional roller coaster. But now the time has come! MARRED hit the virtual shelf last night!!! And…

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Real Life Serial Killers– What makes them tick?

The serial killer has become wildly popular in crime fiction.  Maybe they are so fascinating to us, as readers, because they are complicated creatures.  They are deliciously bad.  We, as writers, are told never to make our antagonist (bad guy) all bad, or our protagonist all good. Dr. Hannibal Lector…

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Top 5 Tips for Researching Your Fiction Novel

I write a lot of my posts according to what I am working on at the time.  Right now I am researching a subject for my sequel’s underlying plot.  I can’t reveal that subject, but it’s AWESOME!  🙂 Research is extremely time-consuming but well worth the effort.  After all, you…

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Showing structuring: scene, sequel, and MRUs in a novel

So many people enjoyed my recent post, The Importance of MRUs that I thought I’d show you large-and-small-scale structuring of a scene and sequel using MRUs.  Actually, I got the most followers from that post.  Yay, me! 🙂 I’ve often found that things are easier to learn when you see them practiced.…

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