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Jul 03 2008

Superhero Nation’s Exam for Novelists

I provide advice about how to write novels, comic books and graphic novels. Most of my content applies to fiction-writing in general, but I also provide articles specifically about superhero stories.

Like The Fantasy Novelist’s Exam, we’ve written a list of questions to help you identify problems with your writing. Continue Reading »

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Jul 03 2008

A funny but useful reality check for sword-and-spell fantasy authors

Sword-and-spell fantasy is a genre that attracts many prospective writers, which is good.  Unfortunately, many of those authors are unpolished.  Fortunately, there is an author’s test that will help fantasy authors diagnose some of the most common problems in their book.  I find the following list of plot elements particularly useful:

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Jul 01 2008

Five More Common Mistakes of First-Time Authors (#16-20)

This short article will help beginning novelists avoid another five common mistakes that will usually cause publishers to reject a manuscript.

You can read the first three articles in this series here, here and here.

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Jun 28 2008

Five More Mistakes of First-Time Novelists (#11-15)

This short article will help beginning novelists avoid another five common mistakes that might cause a publisher to throw out a manuscript.


You can see the first two articles in this series here and here.
 
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Jun 26 2008

5 More Mistakes of First-Time Novelists (#6-10)

This short article will help beginning novelists avoid another five common mistakes that will usually cause publishers to throw out a manuscript.

This article is a sequel to “Five Mistakes of First-Time Novelists,” which you can read here.

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Jun 25 2008

5 Common Mistakes for First-Time Novelists

This short article will help beginning novel-writers avoid five common mistakes that will usually cause publishers to throw out a manuscript.

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